Gerberada by Allison Harding
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February 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 60 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
450 yards (411 m)
one size

Available for purchase as part of the Knitcircus Magazine, Spring 2011 Pattern collection

This Shawlette is designed to show off a beautiful hand dyed yarn and make beaded lace accessible. The long collar shape is versatile and great for transitional weather. Wear it up around your neck in the wind or draped over shoulders. Dress it up for a proms and wedding, scrunch it with a jean jacket or flat on your lapels with a business jacket!

A newer knitter can easily tackle this without the beads and get beautiful results. A more experienced knitter will love the challenge of adding that little extra sparkle and wow factor.

Gerberada is knit side to side with lace edging knit on as you go, a simple increase on one side of marker for garter stitch body of shawl and lace pattern on other side of marker. Beads are added using the crochet hook method. The entire pattern repeats in only 18 rows.

Finished Measurements:
CO edge: 2.5” (5 cm)
Center height: 9” (23 cm)
Length (end to end, when blocked as a crescent): 52” (135 cm)

Yarn: Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed, 75% Wool, 25% Nylon (450yds/411m, 4oz/113gm skein); Gerber Daisy, 1 skein

US 2 (2.75 mm) straight or circular or size needed to obtain gauge.

10 grams 6/0 beads
Crochet Hook US #11 or 13 (for beading)