Handspun Delight by Susanne Visch

Handspun Delight

April 2010
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
200 - 600 yards (183 - 549 m)
S (M, L)
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This shawl will showcase handspun yarn. It has been designed to be knit with the typical thick-and-thin yarn which most new spinners produce with their first efforts. This design works well with hand-dyed, variegated yarns, or with a combination of yarn odds and ends. Because of this, it is also great for some stash busting.
The shawl consists of a stockinette body and a border based on the Old Shale lace pattern. Charts and full written instructions are given.

This pattern gives instructions for shawls in three sizes: S (M, L) with 5 (7, 9) Old Shale lace fans. On all three versions, it is possible to extend the lace edging.
Bulky weight yarn in size S will give a shawlette sized piece similar to the pink sample. Worsted weight yarn in size L and the extended lace border gives a very generous shawl as in the blue-green sample. Working the largest size and border with fingering weight yarn would give a decent shawlette.

This pattern works well with a large variety of yarn weights. Here are some guidelines for the required amount:
Small size: 200 – 250 m (218 – 273 yards) of aran to bulky weight yarn.
Medium size: 250 – 350 m (273 – 383 yards) of worsted to bulky weight yarn.
Large size: 350 – 600 m (383 – 656 yards) of fingering to worsted weight yarn.

Yardage estimates are variable due to differences in yarn thickness, needles chosen, preferred gauge and depth of border.

Skills required
This pattern uses various increases and decreases: k2tog, k2tog tbl, skp, kfb, M1, pfb and yo. Because of this, it is suitable for the intermediate knitter, or the more adventurous beginning lace knitter.

For help with or questions about this pattern, you’re welcome in the designer’s group: La Visch Designs.

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