Old Magic by Jennie Santopietro

Old Magic

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette St
US 4 - 3.5 mm
980 - 1040 yards (896 - 951 m)
One Size
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Long ago, through the mists of time, when the Earth was wild and mysterious; the collective knowledge of healing was steeped in superstition and lore. Many relied on little more than herbs, spells and Old Magic to heal the sick. Their faith and rituals were often all that stood between the future and utter despair…

Old Magic is the final design in my Looking Back Series. It is a large shawl that has a lovely drape and just the perfect amount of volume. The allover lace pattern is beautiful to behold (but simple to work) and the possibilities for the undulating waves of color at the edge are nearly endless!

To begin working this shawl, you will create a garter neck band. Turning the work 90 degrees, stitches are picked up in a similar fashion to a traditional garter tab cast on and the shawl is worked in 6 sections. The extra fullness provided by the Beginning and End Wings will allow the shawl to wrap cozily around you and stay in place—no fussing with a shawl slipping off your shoulders! The Sparkle Lace motif is worked throughout the body of the fabric, transitioning to intriguing waves of Old Shale lace, punctuated by a gradient of color flowing through the end of the shawl.

Instructions are provided charted and fully written for your convenience. A very special Thank You! to my fabulous group of testers, and my ever vigilant TE Liz Halla-Mattingly.

You can read all about the thematic significance that ties the collection together on the Looking Back E-book page!

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The Particulars:
Sizes: One Size.
Finished Measurements: 52” wide x 26” deep.

Yarn: Lazy Cat Yarns Elemental (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 400 yds per 100g skein); 2 skeins.
Shown in Time and Space (MC)
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Pigeon Roof Studios High Twist Sock Mini Skein Set (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 240 yds per set); 1 set. Shown in Autumnal Seconds. (CC1-6)

Yarn yardages: approx. 750 yds MC/240 yds CCs combined

Needles: 3.5mm/US size 4 circular needle
Always check gauge. Adjust needle size to obtain proper gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (5), tapestry needle.

Gauge: 6 sts x 8 rows = 1” in stockinette.