Lena's Shawl by Tanja Luescher

Lena's Shawl

September 2015
Lace ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
840 - 955 yards (768 - 873 m)
Faroese: 180 cm (71'') wingspan, 80 cm (31.5'') deep Triangle: 165 cm (65.25'') wingspan, 80 cm (31.5'') deep
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Update, May 2nd 2016 Thank you to everyone who supported my sale. I rounded up and donated 100 $ to Four Paws Switzerland!

In June 2015, my Ravelry group turned one year old. To celebrate, I let the group members decide on the elements of this shawl. It contains Japanese and German lace, texture and beads. As the anniversary of the group falls together with my cat’s birthday, I’ve decided to call the shawl Lena’s Shawl.
You can choose between a Faroese shawl or a triangle with a little bit of shoulder shaping to help it stay put.
Charted as well as written instructions are offered.
Many thanks go to my tech editor cupani and my test knitter pinhappy.

Faroese: 180 cm 71’’ wingspan, 80 cm 31.5’’ deep
Triangle: 165 cm 65.25’’ wingspan, 80 cm 31.5’’ deep

Gauge: 20 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm 4’’ in garter stitch
(Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the size of the FO and yardage.)

Madelinetosh Tosh Lace (115 g 4.06 oz, 868 m 950 yd, 100 % merino), 1 hank Betty Drapers Blues
Or approx. 870 m 955 yd laceweight yarn of your choice (Faroese version)
765 m 840 yd laceweight yarn of your choice (triangular version)
(Designer’s note: I used only one hank for the Faroese version, with about 10 g left)
4 mm US 6 80 cm (32”) circular needle, or a size that gives you a fabric you like.
(Designer’s note: I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t.)
8 stitch markers (4 of color A, 4 of color B)
Optional: 93 beads (85 for the triangular version) (Size 8, or take a length of your yarn to the store and see if it fits and if you like the look)
Small crochet hook (I used 0.75 mm) for beading or dental floss

Skills needed:
Lace Knitting
Japanese lace stitches (explained in the pattern)
Twisted stitches
Knitting on a border (explained and tutorial linked in the pattern)