Love Letter by Hayley Wynne

Love Letter

Knitting
July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
one size, easily changed
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Love Letter started when a new LYS opened up in my town and I had to go check them out. The end result is a shallow, gently curved triangular shawlette. It is simple enough for a beginner to tackle, and is easily adapted to suit the maker’s needs. Prefer different increases? Switch them out for your favorites. Want larger or smaller stripes, or more stripes in general? Easy, just add or subtract rows to the body section. It’s also a good choice for using up leftover bits of yarn from other projects, as the total yardage for each color is minimal.

Worked from the top down with a garter tab beginning, the shawl increases at the edges on both right and wrong side rows to create a slightly curved top edge. The main color can be carried up the side when not in use. The contrast color should be cut between sections to prevent puckering.

Finished measurements: 52.5” wingspan x 20” depth at point after blocking

Materials:

  • approx. 200 yds. fingering weight yarn for main color; sample used Malabrigo Finito in 063 Natural
  • approx. 150 yds. fingering weight yarn for contrast color; sample used Malabrigo Finito in 033 Cereza
  • 24” US6 (4.0mm) circular needle
  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle for finishing