Lapis Lazuli Shawl by Zsuzsa Kiss

Lapis Lazuli Shawl

Knitting
July 2016
Lace ?
14 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 700 yards (366 - 640 m)
S (M, L)
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The second shawl from the Minerals collection, inspired by the wonderful blue mineral Lapis Lazuli.

This shawl is meant for the beach! Simple enough to actually knit on the beach during your holiday or wear it after it is done. During the day you can wrap it around yourself over your swimwear and in the evening it doubles as a light shawl to put on your shoulders.
It is a top down knitted shawl, and after you finish the setup section where you have to pay attention to the increases the lace section can be knitted easily, without concentrating too much. Increases are hidden in the contrasting stripes. Of course you can make the shawl from one colour only – see some great examples for this among the completed projects. Beginner lace knitters can also make this shawl, you only have to know how to yarn over and k2tog. The increases are made with kfb, and that is all there is to it! If you are afraid of lace weight yarns you can also knit it using fingering yarns.
The shawl pattern includes 3 different sizes (with 5, 6 or 7 sections)
If you want a shawl that keeps you cool in hot weather, why not pick a bamboo or silk yarn?
The pattern has been tested and includes written instructions.*

Testers wrote:
“Very easy, good for beginners, great carry along project since you don’t have to check the instructions very often. It’s a nice, rhythmic knit, great busy work.” by jerseystitcher

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YARN USED FOR THE SAMPLE
Malabrigo Lace (100% merino, 470 yards 430 m/50 g), MC: Azul Profundo (150) 142 (210, 285) yards 130 (190,260) m
 CC: Apple green (11) 60 (80, 110) yards 55 (75, 100) m

SUGGESTED YARNS
Use yarn fingering, light fingering or lace weight. If you are beginner, choose thicker yarn! Busy yarns wouldn’t work well with this pattern. You can work this shawl with only one color too. If you don’t want too warm, use silk or bamboo yarn (or blend).


NEEDLES USED FOR SAMPLE
US 6 4 mm 32” 80 cm long

SIZES
S (M, L)
Wingspan: 51 (61 1/2, 71 3/4)” 130 (156, 182) cm depth at the Middle: 15 3/4 (19, 22)” 40 (48, 56) cm

Model shown in size M.

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE
14 sts x 30 rows in 10 cm (4 inches) in st st.
Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.

REQUIRED SKILLS
• Knitting flat knit and purl
• Lace knitting

• BO with elastic method

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Lapis Lazuli picture by Hi-Res Images of Chemical Elements Wikipedia