Lurlene by Jennifer Dassau


July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 750 yards (274 - 686 m)
50” wingspan and 12” depth.
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Lurlene is the second release in the Three Belles and One Beau collection, and may be purchased individually or as part of the ebook.

Lurlene is a flirty belle, not complicated but eye-catchingly engaging and pretty. This one-skein crescent shawlette is worked sideways in garter stitch, beginning and ending with a few stitches. Decorative eyelets frame the stockinette short row godets which shape the curving lower edge, and look lovely on both sides. Lurlene is part of Three Belles & One Beau, a collection featuring three diverse sideways shawls with short row details, plus one simple sideways textured wrap.

Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, short rows. This pattern includes a link to my short row tutorials.

Size: 50” wingspan and 12” depth.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino wool; 420 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Baltic.The sample as written used approximately 375 yards of fingering weight yarn, but any amount may be used; see Designer’s Notes.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (3); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 22 st and 28 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 22 st and 40 rows/4” in garter stitch after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

For questions or to show off your shawl, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.