Icicles Shawl by Susanna IC

Icicles Shawl

July 2010
Lace ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (measure after blocking)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
459 - 514 yards (420 - 470 m)
20" x 66", lace or fingering yarn
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Inspired by the fragile beauty of slender icicles glistening in the cool winter sun, this ethereal shawl will wrap you in a delicate yet warm embrace. Icicles is worked on larger-than-recommended needles resulting in a gossamer fabric and a quick knit.

The shawl is worked in one piece starting with the bottom edge of the lace pattern followed by a straightforward stockinette section. Simple progression of short rows (no wraps) shapes the shawl resulting in its unique crescent form. This project is easy enough even for the beginner lace knitter because the reverse rows are purled and the addition of beads is optional (aprox 560 glass beads).

17 April 2011 - This pattern has been updated. The pdf available through Ravelry now contains charted as well as written line-by-line instructions for the lace.

The Icicles Shawl pattern is now available as a Ravelry download

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Clarification of the short row section instructions in Yarn Forward magazine:
Knit from point A to point B, turn, purl from B to A, turn, knit again from A to B, turn, purl again from B to A, turn. After that knit from A, ssk B with the next stitch, knit 5, turn and then work an expanded purl row.

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