Friends Shawl by Joan Sheridan
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Friends Shawl

Handspun Bluefaced Leicester and Silk blend
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch knit flat
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
525 - 690 yards (480 - 631 m)
32" diameter by 15" long at center back (81 x 38 cm)
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This shawlette was designed to meet the specifications of a friend. She wanted something that would keep her shoulders warm, would stay on and would not get in the way when she worked. Garter stitch shawl with 5 increase points separated by columns of lace.

Yarn: Fingering to DK weight yarn - 525 yards/480 meters (13-16 wpi). Model knit from handspun yarn - 75% Blue Faced Leicester and 25% silk from Ashland Bay. Pictured with Jül Pedestal Button.

Needles and Notions: US Size #6 (4.0 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needle or size to achieve gauge; tapestry needle; 22 stitch markers; US Size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook; and US Size #10 (6.0mm) or #11 (8.0 mm) needle for binding off.

Information on spinning is provided with the pattern in Spin-Off Fall 2010.

Block the finished shawl to 36” in diameter. Once removed from the blocking board, the piece will relax to approimately 32” in diameter.