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Knit A Lace Shawl

Knitting
February 2014
Lace / 2 ply ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
470 yards (430 m)
Approx 46 inches across top of shawl and 12 inches in depth at center back of shawl.

This pattern is currently only available as part of an online class with Creativebug.

In this class, knitwear designer Gudrun shares one of her patterns for making a beautiful Shetland-inspired lace shawl. Worked up in lace-weight yarn, this shawl has a slightly unusual construction—the decorative edge is worked as a strip in an eyelet lace pattern, and then the stitches are picked up along one long edge and worked in garter stitch. This garter-stitch section is shaped with short rows, adding rich texture and a lovely curve to this delicate wrap. This is the perfect project for an intermediate lace knitter (or an ambitious beginner), and it’s a great opportunity to use that one big skein of boutique lace-weight or fingering-weight yarn that you’ve been saving for a worthy project.