Ivory Spires by Meghan Jones

Ivory Spires

January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 810 yards (732 - 741 m)
Width: Tip to tip 64” across top edge Depth: 27” at deepest point
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Like a marble tower rising above its castle on a lone spit of land by the sea, Ivory Spires flickers with the last breath of the setting sun on its many-paned windows. Carved pillars rich with leaves and scrollwork support the flying buttresses of a once majestic palace and whisper with the echoes of the past.

Width: Tip to tip 64” across top edge
Depth: 27” at deepest point

Bijou Basin Ranch, Tibetan Dreams 85% yak down, 15% nylon content; 440yds/4oz; natural cream, 2 skeins, 850-880 yds total.

1 set US #6/4mm 32” circular needles
Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers.

US size #14/0.75mm crochet hook, 490 TOHO beads size 6, color #2034 Silver Lined Topaz AB

14 sts/26 rows = 4” over charted pattern after blocking; gauge is not crucial for this pattern but may affect yardage requirements.

Worked from the top down with a tab construction this shawl has 3 sections, a center triangle flanked by side or wing triangles. When the main body is complete the double knit edging is continued for a length to pickup the border stitches from. The border is worked as a knit on border attached to the live main body stitches on every RS row, and bound of with an attached double knit edging.

This pattern uses a double knit edging around the shawl. It is essential that the stitches for this are slipped loosely so that the shawl can be blocked properly. If you are unable to slip the stitches loosely, work the 3 edge stitches in stockinette; they will curl over during blocking and appear as an i-cord, but will be more stretchy.