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Lente

Knitting
April 2015
Lace ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
875 - 1312 yards (800 - 1200 m)
Narrow, Wide
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

German version can be downloaded from the Lanade website.

This shawl is designed with spring in mind; lente is the Dutch word for spring and it sounds as light and cheerful as the season in represents. I really wanted to chase away the grey days of winter with something light, airy and elegant, but not too ladylike.

I often hear: “I love those lace shawls, but when I wear them, I feel like my mom/grandma/some posh lady that isn’t me. I’m more of a T-shirt and jeans kinda girl…” I hear you, that’s me, except for the occasional wedding party. So I designed a shawl that can be dressed up or down. You can drape it over your shoulders and stride to the party on your elegant high heels, or you can just make a loop and pull the ends trough and brighten up your everyday outfit. Made in Malabrigo lace, it’s soft and warm enough to protect you from a cool evening breeze.

Since I love the colour of daffodils and dandelions, I chose the colour ‘Sauterne’. Carolin chose the colour… I’ll give you a hint… Did you ever receive a box of yarn from Lanade?

This shawl is a nice beginner’s lace project, since it’s quite straightforward. It consists of 3 different patterns and you can customize the size, so it’s not too boring for the more experienced knitter.

MATERIALS
2 (3) skeins of Malabrigo Lace. Samples are made in Sauterne (narrow, 2 skeins) and Sapphire Green (wide, 3 skeins).
(Alternative yarns: Malabrigo Silkpaca, 2 (3) skeins, Malabrigo Sock, 2 (3) skeins, Malabrigo Finito, 5 (6) skeins)
Straight knitting needles, size 4.5mm.

Errata: The names of the charts, A.1, 2 and 3 and B.1, 2 and 3 were misplaced. This is now fixed.