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Lily of the Valley Shawl

Knitting
February 2007
Lace / 2 ply ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch worked in the round before blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1260 yards (1152 m)
About 23" (58.5 cm) wide and 60" (152.5 cm) long
Errata available: interweave.com

Pattern description from Lace Style: “Some of the most beautiful lace patterns come from Eastern Europe. The lily of the valley pattern Nancy Bush used in this shawl is a traditional but enduringly popular motif that originated in Estonia. Nancy’s shawl is worked as a large rectangle with sprigs of lily of the valley accented with the characteristic nupps (buds or buttons) that alternate with sprigs without nupps. Every other row is purled to produce a smooth stockinette-stitch background that doesn’t interfere with the lace pattern. The edging, however, is worked with a garter stitch background in rounds that grow outward from the edges of the rectangle and end with sharp points along the bind-off edge.”

Finished Size: About 23” (58.5 cm) wide and 60” (152.5 cm) long.

Yarn: Lace weight (no CYCA equivalent)
Jaggerspun Superfine Merino (100% merino; 630 yd (576 m)/2 oz): mushroom (pale grayish taupe), 2 skeins.

Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): straight and 32” (80 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Several yards of sport- or worsted-weight cotton in contrasting color for provisional cast-on; markers (m; 1 in a color or style different from the others); size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.