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Limeade Fizz Shawl & Shawlette

Knitting
March 2011
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Blocked Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 700 yards (366 - 640 m)
Shawlette: 44" x 19", Shawl: 56" x 26"
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My local diner makes the best limeades in town. With plenty of fresh limes, the refreshing fizz of club soda, and practically any fruit flavor you want to add (my favorite is strawberry), it’s topped off with a scoop of lime sherbet, making it difficult to resist buying anything but the largest size.

Here, meandering yarn over “bubbles” make their way across the body of the triangular shawl, accompanied by the texture of Estonian Button Stitches. The center panel ripples with the pattern in a most interesting way, and the whole piece gets finished off with one of two bold lace edgings.

Written specifically for handspun yarn, this shawl is offered in two sizes and would be just as gorgeous in any commercially spun fingering weight yarn. Just check the gauge on your swatch to make sure your substitution fits the bill!

8-page PDF includes line-by-line written instructions and detailed charts for each step.

Photos by Sara McDonald; pattern tech edited by Sharon Hart; test knit by Mandy Huelsmeyer, Amy Godfrey and Ani Gulbenk; sample yarn handspun by KaleidoscopeKim.


Finished Measurements
Shawlette: 44 inches wide x 19 inches deep
Shawl: 56 inches wide x 26 inches deep

Materials

  • Corgi Hill Farm’s BFL/Tussah (75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Tussah silk); 4 (8) oz Mossy Rocks – available at www.corgihillfarm.etsy.com
  • US 6/4 mm needles
  • US 4/3.5 mm needles

Finished Yarn
Wraps per inch: 14
Yardage used: 400 (700)

Commercial Yarn Alternative
400 (700) yards light fingering weight yarn; 600 yards may be used for the shawl if the shawlette edging is worked. Last photo (blue yarn) is shown in Wollmeise 80/20 Sockenwolle Twin in Im Jahr der Ratte.

Gauge
16 sts/26 rows = 4 inches on larger needles in stockinette that has been blocked


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