Lex by Leila Raabe
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Lex

Knitting
June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in brick pattern, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
663 - 795 yards (606 - 727 m)
77" [195.5 cm] wingspan and 17" [43 cm] deep
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The ubiquitous brick textures in Portland, Maine, were the inspiration for this lightweight shawl in Finch by Leila Raabe. Knitted sideways on the bias, beginning at one side point and widening to the opposite side, the simple textured border takes half its stitches from the wide edge of the final row and picks up along the side of the rows to create the finishing touches for this nearly-symmetrical triangle.

yarn
finch / damson 149
4 skeins
Note: The sample used almost all of 3 skeins. An extra skein is required for swatching purposes.

needles
32” circular in size US 8 / 5 mm

skills required
Long-tail (link provided); increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.