Oolong by Georgie Nicolson


July 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch (blocked) 20 sts and 32 rows (unblocked)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
600 yards (549 m)
One size. Finished blocked measurements of approximately 78¾"/200cm from tip to tip and 18¼"/46cms deep.
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Oolong conjures up an atmosphere of timeless elegance with its beautiful lace and mock cable edgings captured in tea-dyed yarn.

This is a shawl to wrap around you as you sip tea, wander through the garden, immerse yourself in a gothic novel, or just enjoy the fading light of the day.

The bottom lace and mock cable edging is worked first. Stitches are then picked up along the side to create the body. An elongated crescent shape is created through the use of German short rows. Finally, the shawl is finished with a mock cable edge knit onto the top edge as the shawl is cast off.

Both written and charted instructions are included in the pattern.

One size.
Finished blocked measurement of approximately 78¾ inches/200 cms from tip to tip and 18¼ inches/46 cms deep.

Skill Level:
Intermediate to Experienced

Techniques Used:
Knit and purl
Increasing, decreasing
Provisional cast on
Knitted cast on
Working from charts
German Short rows
Picking up stitches

600 yards/550 metres approximately.

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