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Gaïa

Knitting
May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1150 - 1260 yards (1052 - 1152 m)
Small (40'') and large (50'')
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When the weather is chilly, and especially during evenings, I love to wear shawls as this extra layer adds warmth and style to any outfit. Shetland type shawl is the most versatile item. Used as a scarf, shawl, lap blanket, or even a baby blanket for the precious little one. Even if the construction of the shawl is based on Shetland tradition, the stitches patterns used are not traditionally used in the Shetlands Islands. The lace border is inspired by Asian wisdom; it is called lotus flower, while the knitted-on border derivates from Orenburg lace knitting.

Yarn:
Size S:
approximately 1150 yards. Shown in Wollmeise “Pure” 100% Merino Superwash 100% Merino; 575 yards per 150g skein; color: Olio vergine; 2 skeins.
Size L: approximately 1260 yards. Shown in Madelinetosh tosh merino light 100% Merino; 420 yards per 100g skein; color Antler; 3 skeins.

Gauge:
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch.

Needles:
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed above. Suggested size: 4mm, US 6.
One double pointed needle of the same size to work the knitted on edging.

Accessories:
8 stitch markers, (one marker of an alternate color is recommended to be used as beginning-of-round marker), blunt tapestry needle, T-pins.

Size:
Size S: approximately 40 x 40 inches square.
Size L: approximately 50 x 50 inches square.

Difficulty:
3/5

PLEASE NOTE: pattern stitches are charted only.

A French version will be available soon.