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Gold Nugget Shawl

Knitting
September 2007
Lace / 2 ply ?
14 stitches = 4 inches in lace pattern as given
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1125 yards (1029 m)
One size: approx 70x36 inches

Panning in the creek:
hidden in the gravel -
sparkling nuggets of gold.

Yarn is held 2 strands together throughout.

The Gold Nugget Shawl is a top-down, triangular shape in two identical sections.

The motif’s primary characteristics are its feeling of openness, enhanced by a sparkling lightness. It seems to touch people’s imaginations, inspiring comparisons with elegant oriental fans, flower baskets, Crowns, and, naturally, gold nuggets. It’s a sort of fun ink blot test for knitters: what do you see? This is a knitted lace, because every row is patterned. The motif is achieved by double yo and p1, k1b into the double yo of previous row. To make it simpler for knitting, I modified all the rows in the chart to read and knit from right to left.

Originally offered by elann.com as a free pattern. Visit international.elann.com to see currently available free patterns.

Over the years elann.com has offered a variety of free patterns to showcase elann brand yarns – this was one of them. As elann’s new site, international.elann.com, develops, many of these longtime favorite designs will be re-formatted and made available for purchase. This will be a time-consuming process, which we hope to accomplish by the end of 2015, so we ask for your patience. 
 


Throughout this process, on a rotating basis, we’ll be offering 6 free patterns per month at international.elann.com. They’ll be free for one month, and then subsequently available for purchase as .pdf downloads. We encourage you to visit international.elann.com often to see our latest offerings.