Lavender in Lace
As always in my pattern designs, I hope to introduce the knitter to a new technique with instructions clear enough for the person using the technique for the first time. After the cast on this shawl has a very easy lace at the bottom border. After this lace is completed, while each RS row is decreasing, there is a different lace design worked up each side of the shawl. This lace design is just a 17 stitch design worked on both the RS and the WS.
It also ends with Leedra’s Edge and Bind Off. Because I like seed stitch edges for my shawls I designed a way to keep the edge going around the neck and bind off in a unique way. This bind off ends with just a few stitches grafted together using the kitchener stitch.
Before Blocking Measurements:
Center back / 27”
Bottom edge, end to end / 98”
This shawl does include beads added while you knit. Because there are areas of beads with no lace or eyelet it is highly recommended the shawl be knit with beads. If you prefer no beads the lace is still very pretty.
Fingering weight yarn in 2 colors
• Main Color 950 to 1050 yards – body of shawl
• Contrasting Color 480 to 550 yards – bottom lace border
(264) 6/0 beads
• US 6 (4.0mm) circular minimum length 16” (40cm) – bind off
• US 7 (4.5mm) circular minimum length 32” (80cm) – body of shawl
• US 8 (5.0mm) circular minimum length 32” (80cm) – cast on
• (2) Unique “A” Stitch Markers
• (34) “B” Stitch Markers
• (2) Unique “C” Stitch Markers
• Darning needle
• 2 inches = Approximately 11 stitches and 14 rows
Producing the desired fabric is more important than obtaining
an exact gauge. Adjust yardage accordingly.
• Basic stitches
• Kitchener graft ending of a few stitches
• Adding Beads as you knit
• Lace stitches used - knit, purl, yo, k2tog, k3tog, ssk, sk2po, p2tog, p2tog-tbl
Additional Pattern Details:
• Detailed row by row written instructions in a professionally designed layout
• Lace is charted and written
• Tested and edited
• Easy-to-read font
• File size: 723 KB
• 6 pages, full color
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