Lena Shawl by Pam Allen
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Lena Shawl

Knitting
December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, before blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1440 yards (1317 m)
68" [173 cm] wingspan and 32½" [82.5 cm] deep at center

yarn
owl / buru 310
12 skeins

needles
40” circular in size US 10½ / 6.5 mm
40” circular in size US 10 / 6 mm
40” circular in size US 9 / 5.5 mm

gauge
15 sts and 30 rows = 4” 10 cm in garter stitch with smallest needle, before wet-blocking
13 sts and 27 rows = 4” 10 cm in garter stitch with smallest needle, after wet-blocking

notes
Shawl is worked from the bottom (long edge) up. Beginning in the pattern stitch with the largest needle and a stretchy cast on, the shawl becomes smaller first by changing needle size, then by working a decrease in the final rows of the shell pattern. Then, in garter stitch, the shawl decreases in a circular fashion until it reaches the neck edge.
Wet-blocking (as opposed to steam-blocking) is recommended to achieve a nicely finished shape.

skills required
German twisted cast on, increasing, decreasing.