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Norka

Sunny with a Chance of Knitting
Lotus Yarns (China)
Knitting
June 2012
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
M
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“Norka” is an airy lace shawl with beautiful stitch patterns of shawl body and the border complementing each other. This shawl would make a great accessory for any time of the year. The shawl is seamless and knitted top-down from the central neck stitches to the edge. The shawl is shaped as a triangle.

Finished Size:
The sample shawl in the photographs was knitted with 3 repeats of the body pattern and after blocking was 160 cm (63 inches) for the straight edge on the top of the shawl and 65 cm (25.6 inches) for the height of the shawl at the center. You can easily make it bigger or smaller by adding or taking away pattern repeats. The shawl design is modular and border pattern can be started after desired number of the body pattern repeats is knitted.

Gauge:
The gauge is not critical in knitting this shawl. Adjust your needle size to suite your yarn and achieve the size and the look of the shawl of your choice.

Yarn: Lotus Yarns “Mimi” (100% Mink, light fingering, 3ply).
1.5 skeins = 450.0 yards (411.5m) was used for the sample shawl.
Colorway: soft linen, 2

Needles:
US 3 - 3.25 mm 29”(74 cm) and 36” (91 cm) circular needles. Start your shawl on 29” needles and switch to 36” as number of stitches increases.
US 5-3.75 mm needles for bind off.

Lace instructions are charted only.