Heartsick by Rachel Molenaar


November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
one size; may be modified for larger or smaller sizes
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This crescent shawlette begins with a narrow lace border. The heart motif is set off by a looped edge and an open-work net pattern. Stitches picked up from the border form the body of the shawlette, which is worked with short rows and finished with a decorative row of eyelets.

Heartsick is designed with colorful yarn in mind. Variable stitch count in the border and the short rows in the body both help fight pooling. The strong pattern shines through tonal and moderately variegated colorways.

Heartsick is part of the Lovelorn collection. Each of three shawlettes in the collection can be made with a single skein of fingering-weight yarn. Look for Crushed (top-down, heart-shaped, lace and nupps) and Broken (top-down, half-circle, texture and lace).