Itaca by Stephen West


by Stephen West
September 2012
Lace ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
830 yards (759 m)
one size
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Simple garter stitch plus simple shaping makes a simply beautiful and casual shawl! I made this shawl on the beach during a vacation at Lido Itaca in Pineto, Italy. The Artisan linen lace created a fluid fabric that is perfect to wear as a casual wrap in warmer climates. The asymmetrical triangular shape is worked from tip to tip with stripes in the center. I found shells with holes on the beach that I incorporated into one of the shawl’s edges. Beads or buttons could easily be substituted.

Finished Measurements: 92″ / 234cm wingspan, 33″ / 84cm at widest point. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yardage: Color A - 460yds / 421m
Color B – 370 yds / 338m

Shown in: Artisan Linen Lace (100% Linen; 612yds / 560m per 100g skein)
MC: Soft Pewter
CC: Bronte

Needles: 40” US 4 / 3.5mm circular
The pattern is knit flat back and forth so straight needles could be substituted.

Notions: 1 split ring marker, tapestry needle, shells or beads for BO edge (optional