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Fulcra

Knitting
April 2014
Lace / 2 ply ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in well blocked garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1000 yards (823 - 914 m)
One size: 33.75”/ 102cm wide at bottom edge; 85.5” / 259cm circumference; 16.5” / 42cm deep
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A fulcrum is a hinge or point around which a lever pivots. The mosaic pattern that forms the wide border of this garter-based, ¾ths square shawl reminded me of Archimedes’ quote, “Give me a place to stand, a lever long enough, and a fulcrum, and I can move the earth.”

In order to achieve a loose increase along the spines and edges, you will work a two row increase technique. On RS rows you’ll work yarnovers at the edges of the three increasing sections. On WS rows, knit the yarnovers through the back loops to close the holes.

Note that the mosaic stitch is charted only.

MATERIALS:
Anzula Wash My Lace (100% merino wool; 980yd/896m to 115g/4oz) 1 skein each in MC and CC. Shown in Seaside (MC) and Charcoal (CC)
OR laceweight or light fingering yarn, approximately 650yd/595m of MC and 350yd/320m of CC.
1 set size US 5 (4mm) needles, or size needed to match gauge
1 set size US 6 (4.5mm) long circular needles, or one size larger than above
6 stitch markers
Tapestry needle