Passion and Reason Shawlette by Jayalakshmi

Passion and Reason Shawlette

Knitting
August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
500 - 550 yards (457 - 503 m)
55” [114 cm] along top edge, 75” [140 cm)] along bottom edge, after wet blocking. 14” [36 cm] deep at center x 10” [25 cm] wide at the ends.
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Passion and Reason Shawlette is a two-color crescent-shaped shawl knit in DK weight yarn. The shawl has an embossed leaf/vine running horizontally across the bottom of the shawl and a garter/stocking stitch body knit vertically to the top cast off edge. The leaf lace pattern is knit first using main color (MC) for the total length of the shawl. Using a contrast color (CC), the stitches for the body are then picked up along an edge of the lace, and knit to a crescent shape using German short rows. The design provides a choice of either a garter body or a stockinette stitch body, followed by an eyelet border.

The shawl is an ode to the two polarizing aspects of Jane Eyre.