Molto Bella Shawl
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This pretty and wearable L-shaped wrap is easy to knit like a rectangular stole (no shaping), yet it wraps around your shoulders with extra coverage. The wool blend provides lovely drape for just the extra layer you need when breezes blow or when the air conditioning is on too high.
The shawl is worked in sections, starting with lace on one edge, moving into stripes of different yarns and easy textures such as garter stitch, garter eyelets, and stockinette stitch. Once the lace edging is done, the rest is a relaxing knit.
Try it in your 2 favorite colors; or all one color, for a more subdued look.
The test knitters enjoyed it:
“A pretty L-shaped shawl knitted in 3 sections - no seaming, the joins are made by picking up stitches and kitchener stitch. I particularly like the shape - a move away from triangle and rectangle. It will make a wonderfully warm wrap which I will enjoy wearing in winter.”
15” / 38 cm wide, 80” / 200 cm along outer edge of “L,” 50” / 125 cm along inner edge of “L,” after blocking.
Pattern is both charted and written, and has been professionally tech-edited and test knit.
Note: Pattern was part of the Three Irish Girls Yarn Club in Spring 2014.
Sample shown used 344 yd. Portofino (solid), 389 yd. Volare (variegated).