Gaenor by Corrina Ferguson


September 2009
Politically Incorrect Silk/Merino Sock
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Blocked Garter
US 7 - 4.5 mm
430 yards (393 m)
76” [193 cm] wide by 24” [61 cm] deep at center
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A beautiful effect for a lot less work. This simple reversible shawlette is knit from side to side. With a garter stitch body and a gabled lace edging that is knit right on as you go along. There is no picking up stitches, there are no 500 stitch rows. In fact for the version I worked, the very longest row was only 110 stitches!

The garter stitch blocks out beautifully, and the simple yet elegant lace edging has a lot of impact due to the double yarnovers. And you begin this gorgeous piece of lace by only casting on 2 stitches. Even better, when all is said and done you only have 2 stitches remaining to cast off.

Perfect for that one of a kind sock yarn that you just can’t bear to make socks with, this shawlette will work with many different yarn weights. Just make sure to use a big enough needle for drape!

Instructions are given in chart and written form.

Model shawl has 15 repeats on each side and is 76” 193 cm wide by 24” 61 cm deep at center and used about 430 yards.