Forever Young Shawl by Leedra Scott

Forever Young Shawl

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette using the middle size needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1175 yards (1074 m)
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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
β€’ Color A 450 yards – body of shawl
β€’ Color B 400 yards – bottom lace border and slipped stitch design
β€’ Color C 325 yards – cast on and slipped stitch design with Color B

Needles Used:
β€’ US 6 (4.0mm) circular minimum length 16” (40cm) – bind off
β€’ US 7 (4.5mm) circular minimum length 32” (80cm) – body of shawl
β€’ US 8 (5.0mm) circular minimum length 32” (80cm) – cast on

β€’ (5) Stitch Markers
β€’ (8) Safety Pin Style Stitch Markers
β€’ Darning needle

β€’ 2 inches = Approximately 11 stitches and 15 rows
Producing the desired fabric is more important than obtaining
an exact gauge. Adjust yardage accordingly.

Techniques Used:
β€’ Basic stitches
β€’ Slipped stitches
β€’ Kitchener graft ending of a few stitches
β€’ Lace stitches used - knit, purl, yo, k2tog, k3tog, ssk, sk2po

Additional Pattern Details:
β€’ Detailed row by row written instructions in a professionally designed layout
β€’ Lace is charted and written
β€’ Tested and edited
β€’ Easy-to-read font
β€’ File size: 702 KB
β€’ 5 pages, full color

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