Lustrare Shawl by Katherine Vaughan
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Lustrare Shawl

Knitting
February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
420 - 430 yards (384 - 393 m)
78in / 198m wingspan by 20in / 51cm deep at center back
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It’s funny how seemingly simple words can evolve into different but related concepts over time. The Latin verb “lustro” referred to the circular movements priests made during a ritual purification. The word has since evolved into concepts in Italian, Spanish, Polish, and English that range from “to shine” to “a mirror” to “a five year period.”
Similarly, this relatively simple shawl (and its matching hat and mitts patterns) mix standard ideas—mostly stockinette stitch, with a little eyelet work—to create a new set of knit ideas.

Construction of this shawl is a little different from the norm; first you start with a pentagram knit in the round, then you bind off stitches along three sides, leaving live stitches to form two arms. These are knit flat and taper naturally to a point.

Errata:
There is an error in the 1st Eyelet Section of the Arms for patterns downloaded before March 6th. This section should read:

Right Arm
EYELET SECTION 1
Setup row (WS): Knit.
Row 1: K2tog, yo three times, sm, k3tog, yo, k2tog repeat to end of row. 51 stitches
Rows 2-4: Knit.
Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 1-4. 49 stitches
Row 9: K2tog, yo three times, sm, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog repeat to end of row. 48 stitches

Left Arm
EYELET SECTION 1
Setup row (WS): Knit.
Row 1: K2tog, yo three times, sm, k2tog, yo repeat to 3 stitches before marker, k3tog, sm, yo, k2tog three times. 51 stitches
Rows 2-4: Knit.
Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 1-4. 49 stitches
Row 9: K2tog, yo three times, sm, k2tog, yo repeat to 3 stitches before marker, k1, k2tog, sm, yo, k2tog three times. 48 stitches