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isaura

Knitting
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 820 yards (732 - 750 m)
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This is a simple design to show off a magic yarn (it seems to beckon John Bauer’s fairies and princesses).

The shape and construction imitate my Ifigenia, but the knitting of Isaura is, unlike the more intricate Ifigenia, truly straightforward and simple.

  • super simple pattern (written out and with illustrative charts)
  • knit in 6 (identical) wedges + 1/2 another wedge
  • picot cast-on & bind-off (optional -- regular CO & BO work, too)
  • short rows -- each wedge gets smaller and smaller for each two rows, which means the knitting speeds up as you go
  • the lace mesh is a 4-stitch repeat over 8 rows -- but really only 2 rows because it’s the same 2 rows staggered
  • the simple edging is knit along with the shawl as you go
  • gauge is unimportant but does of course affect the overall size
  • The yarn, Faery Wings, is listed as a 4ply, but is more of a sport weight yarn -- I have not yet tried the pattern with a lighter yarn nor experimented with casting on more stitches to make up for a different gauge
  • 155 x 74 cm

I’d like to thank my fantastic test knitters!