Gowanus by Alexis Winslow
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August 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch lace grid pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
638 yards (583 m)
One Size, but easily modified
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The Gowanus Shawl utilizes the classic triangle shawl shape and is worked from a chart. The pattern is easy to memorize and a cinch to make on US size 9 needles, perfect for the beginning lace knitter. The modern eyelet grid pattern is accentuated by a picot edge that is worked during the bind-off. Have fun picking colors for the stripes, but Gowanus is also beautiful worked solid in only one color.

74” wide
34” tall (measured along central spine)

Fingering weight (#1 super fine)
Shown here: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine
(50% superwash wool, 30% nylon, 20% superfine alpaca; 433 yd/100g hank):
• Color A #1209 Moonshadow, 1 hank
about 382 yards total
• Color B #1201 Winter White, 1 hank
about 256 yards total

U.S. size 9 (5.5 mm) long straight needles
Adjust needle size to obtain stitch gauge.

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

13.5 sts x 29 rows = 4” in garter stitch lace grid pattern
For the best results, measure your gauge from a blocked swatch.