Mizu Shawlette by Francoise Danoy
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Mizu Shawlette

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in St. st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
410 - 437 yards (375 - 400 m)
Wingspan approx. 55”, depth 11”
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About: Imagine going out for a quaint stroll through the woods: the trees are lush and full with richly colored leaves, the air is fresh and cool, and you can hear a babbling brook not too far off. The sunlight filters through the tree-tops, dancing across your face, but an unexpected gust of wind blows through, sending goosebumps across your skin.

Thankfully you brought along your most recent finished object, a light yet warm and cozy crescent shawl, the Mizu shawlette. A simple one-skein wonder project, but not without sophistication and grace. The body of the shawlette is worked up in sections of stockinette, divided by a fine line of slip stitches, for textural and visual interest. And to finish the design, a delicate and airy lace pattern, resembling water drops dripping off of leaves after a summer storm.

You wrap it around you and continue on your way…

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.”

- Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, 1818

Needle: US 5 (3.75mm) 60” or longer circular needle. Circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate large number of stitches.
Yarns Used: Frida Fuchs Hosenmatz (Fingering / 4 ply ;100% Merino ; 437 yards). Only one skein is needed for this project.
Yardage: Approx. 410-440 yards.
Gauge: 25 sts and 36 rows per 4” in St. st. Gauge is not critical to this project, but varying gauges will result in different final measurements and the amount of yarn used.
Other Notions: Stitch markers, darning needle.
Final Measurements: Wingspan approx. 55”, depth 11”
Special Techniques/Stitches: YO increases, basic decreases (k2tog, ssk), (K1, YO, K1) in 1 st, and the garter tab cast-on. Written and charted instructions for the lace are included, as well as a basic schematic.
Number of Pages: 5.
Languages: English, French and German (German available via Frida Fuchs)