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May 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
one size (appx 50" around the neck edge and 17" deep)
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Levade is a heart-shaped shawl worked from the bottom edge up. Beginning with a very long cast-on edge, the lace swoops through alternating waves, leaves, and medallion motifs. The faster-than-usual decreases creates a beautiful shape that clings well to shoulders.

The sample used almost all of an oversized skein of fingering-weight yarn – about 450 yards (412 m) total. Please take care to have enough yarn on hand.

You can buy the “Peacock” colorway here.

Levade is fully charted, except for a few setup and finishing rows. Complete written translations for all charts are also provided.

Levade is part of the Airs Above the Ground Collection. Each of four shawlettes in the collection can be made with a single skein of fingering-weight yarn. Look for “Capriole” (top-down, semi-circular, lace), “Courbette” (sideways, modular, crescent-shaped, lace), and “Mezair” (lace border worked sideways, crescent-shaped, short-row body).

Errata: v1 (corrected in v2 of this pattern)

Row 25 (LHC): k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, (yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1) nine times, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, ssk, ssk

Row 63 (LHC): k2tog, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, (k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k3) four times, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, ssk, ssk