Oliveta by Bonnie Sennott

Oliveta

Knitting
April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, on smaller needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
485 - 550 yards (443 - 503 m)
Two: medium and large
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Stockinette stitch transitions gracefully into a pretty lace pattern in this quick and easy triangular shawl. Worked top down in three colors of fingering weight wool, Oliveta makes an ideal first shawl project—but it’s interesting enough to hold the attention of experienced knitters, too.

Instructions are provided for special techniques, such as the garter stitch tab cast-on and a stretchy lace bind-off designed to enhance the lace edge’s scallops. The lace pattern is provided in charts.

Sizes: Medium, Large. Sample was knit in the medium size.

Finished (Blocked) Measurements:
Medium: 50 inches/127 cm wide across top edge and 26 inches/66 cm long from center of top edge to bottom point
Large: 54 inches/137 cm wide across top edge and 28 inches/71 cm long from center of top edge to bottom point

Materials:
--Color A: 260 (290) yards/238 (266) m fingering weight wool
--Color B: 25 (40) yards/23 (37) m fingering weight wool
--Color C: 200 (220) yards/183 (202) m fingering weight wool

Sample in the medium size was knit with Cascade 220 Fingering 100% Peruvian Highland wool; 273 yds/250 m per 50g skein; 1 skein each of 9566 (Olive Oil), 9593 (Ginseng), and 9591 (Buff). For the large size, you will need 2 skeins of 9566 (Olive Oil) and 1 skein each of 9593 (Ginseng), and 9591 (Buff).

--US #4/3.50mm 24-inch or 32-inch circular needle OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
--US #5/3.75mm 24-inch or 32-inch circular needle
--Smooth scrap yarn and size G/4.00mm crochet hook for garter stitch tab cast-on, stitch markers, tapestry needle, stainless steel T-pins, blocking wires (optional)

Gauge: 18 sts/32 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch using smaller needle, after blocking

Level of Difficulty: Advanced beginner. Some experience with lace is helpful but not necessary. Experience reading charts or willingness to learn is needed, as the lace pattern stitch is provided in chart form only. The rest of the pattern is written.

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