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Ilme’s Autumn Triangle

Knitting
August 2013
Lace / 2 ply ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1320 yards (1207 m)
54" (137 cm) wide across top edge and 36" (91.5 cm) long from the center of top edge to bottom point after blocking

An expert on Estonian knitting, Nancy Bush modeled this shawl after
the small triangular scarves currently made along the west coast
in the vicinity of Haapsalu. While early scarves from the area were
typically square or rectangular, small triangular scarves that just
covered the shoulders became popular in the 1930s. Worked from
the point up to the top edge, Nancy’s version incorporates classic
patterns, including a scalloped outer edge, a wide openwork border,
and a smaller openwork pattern for the center, divided by garterstitch
bands that feature small “gathered” stitches.