Lealett shawl by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou

Lealett shawl

Knitting
September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
656 - 711 yards (600 - 650 m)
One size
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Lealett is a bottom-up triangular shawl.
The shawl has a garter stitch edging, 7 stitches wide, outside the increase stitches to prevent it from curling. Every first and last stitch is a knit stitch, which creates little bumps and makes the edge look nicer.
It has a garter stitch border across the top of the shawl, thus all three sides of the shawl look the same.

Size is adjustable by working more or fewer repeats, but please note, that changes will affect the finished size and required yardage.

The pattern contains schematics, charts and written instructions, photo tutorials. It has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.

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Pattern info:

Finished (blocked) size:
Width: approx. 130.25 cm / 51.25”

Height: approx. 83.25 cm / 32.75”
Size is adjustable

Suggested yarn:

3 skeins of Madelinetosh DK in Oak colourway,
100% superwash merino wool, approx. 100 g / 206 m / 225 yds per skein, or approx. 300 g / 618 m / 675 yds of DK weight yarn that gives you the gauge. Please note, that yardage for the gauge swatch is not included.

Needles:
4.5 mm / US 7 or size needed to obtain gauge, at least 80 cm / 32” long circular needles (length according to your preference)

Notions:
18 stitch markers (to mark the pattern repeats)

row counter

tapestry needle

blocking pins, wires, and mats (not required, but would be useful)


Gauge:
17 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” over lace pattern on 4.5 mm / US 7 needles, measured flat after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial on this project, but note that size and yardage will be affected when worked in a different gauge.

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