Gypsy Caravan Shawl by Wendelika Cline
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Gypsy Caravan Shawl

Knitting
March 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1200 - 1230 yards (1097 - 1125 m)
one size
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Designer: Wendelika Cline
Pattern Type: Knit
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Sizes Included: 78” wide x 28” long
Yarn Shown: Paragon Sport Yarn
Yardage: 1230
Needles/Hooks Suggested: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Fiber Type: Alpaca & Blends
Weight: Sport
Inspired by traditional European gypsy styling, this shawl design mimics overlapping layers of colors, textures and ruffles. The lace section reminds me of the ornately carved and gilded wagons of a gypsy caravan wagon.

The color patterning is achieved through the alternating use of short rows and slipped stitch patterns. Directions are also given for creating the tassels that adorn the shawl just below the sideways knitted lace insert.

There are a couple of tutorial videos available on YouTube. The lace panel tutorial is here:
Lace Panel tutorial

And the bell ruffles tutorial is here:
Bell Ruffles tutorial