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Lace / 2 ply ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
500 - 750 yards (457 - 686 m)
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You can win the gorgeous PINK Galathea in the top photo by posting a comment on Diana’s/tigger66’s project page (here) Yes, it’s that easy. Yes. she’s that generous. Diana will draw a winner on Sunday 1 December.

Simple Sideways Elegance
a sister to Poppea and Agrippina

written instructions for the chart are now included

  • simple side-to-side shawlette
  • any weight yarn can be used -- I finally found my perfect cobweb project with this pattern
  • begin decreases when half-way through your skein/yarn (or before if it’s long enough for you)
  • easily (for some more easily than others!) memorised lacy border (knit along as you go)
  • stockinette centre -- could be knit in garter stitch for complete reversibility
  • perfect travel knitting -- takes no space, weighs nothing, no charts to keep track of (well, if you memorise the border, that is…)

techniques used:

  • provisional Winding CO
  • magic loop (or dpns) for the initial few rows -- it’s an unusual beginning (illustrated and charted)
  • a few kitchener stitches at the end

The fantastic screaming green silk-cashmere blend used in the sample seems to have the magic characteristic of not wrinkling no matter how scrunched up in a bag or purse. Magic.

There is Galathea KAL here.
And a Photo Gallery of Galatheas here.