Forever Young Shawl
As always in my pattern designs, I hope to introduce the knitter to a new technique with instructions clear enough for the person using the technique for the first time. This shawl has lace and a slipped stitch design. It also ends with Leedra’s Edge and Bind Off, which combines a beautiful neck edge with just a few stitches grafted together using the kitchener stitch.
Because of the slipped stitch design this shawl shows the best with two very contrasting colors then tie the colors together with a variegated yarn that incorporates the two contrasting colors.
If you are using The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze Peppino you should have 2 skeins each of 3 colors.
This shawl begins at the bottom with a lace design. Then after a small garter stitch section there is a slipped stitch design. After the slipped stitch design the shawl decreases in size and ends with Leedra’s Edge and Bind Off.
I named this shawl in honor of my sweet daughter, Wendy Young.
Before Blocking Measurements:
Center back / 25” to 30”
Bottom edge, end to end / 95” to 100”
Fingering weight yarn in 3 colors
• Color A 450 yards – body of shawl
• Color B 400 yards – bottom lace border and slipped stitch design
• Color C 325 yards – cast on and slipped stitch design with Color B
• US 6 (4.0mm) circular minimum length 16” (40cm) – bind off
• US 7 (4.5mm) circular minimum length 32” (80cm) – body of shawl
• US 8 (5.0mm) circular minimum length 32” (80cm) – cast on
• (5) Stitch Markers
• (8) Safety Pin Style Stitch Markers
• Darning needle
• 2 inches = Approximately 11 stitches and 15 rows
Producing the desired fabric is more important than obtaining
an exact gauge. Adjust yardage accordingly.
• Basic stitches
• Slipped stitches
• Kitchener graft ending of a few stitches
• Lace stitches used - knit, purl, yo, k2tog, k3tog, ssk, sk2po
Additional Pattern Details:
• Detailed row by row written instructions in a professionally designed layout
• Lace is charted and written
• Tested and edited
• Easy-to-read font
• File size: 702 KB
• 5 pages, full color
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