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Gold Nugget Shawl

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
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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.