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Prairie

Knitting
December 2011
Lace ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Errata available: loopknitlounge.com

Available from the book Juju’s Loops!

It’s tempting to write a book full of shawl patterns. They’re our favourite knitted item - fun to make and great to wear. We like them wrapped over our shoulders, either unfastened or closed with a pin. We designed the Prairie Shawl with a shoulder hug in mind and a lust for nupps. The upper edge curves slightly so that it’s cosy when it sits around shoulders; making it in a fingering weight yarn will give good coverage, while a fine lace yarn will make the perfect size neck wrap.

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Size:
Laceweight version – approx. 104cm/41in wide, 48cm/19in deep
4ply/fingering version – approx. 130cm/51in wide, 58cm/23in deep

Yarn:
This shawl can be made in any lace or 4ply/fingering
weight yarn.

Laceweight versions:
madelinetosh Prairie: 100% superwash merino wool, 100g = 768m/840yd, 1 skein
Colour shown: Fragrant

Malabrigo Yarn Lace: 100% baby merino wool, 50g = 430m/470yd, 2 skeins
Colour shown: Frank Ochre

4ply/fingering weight version:
DyeForYarn Fingering Merino & Silk: 75% superwash merino, 25% mulberry silk, 100g = 400m/437yd, 2 skeins
Colour shown: Antique Doll

Gauge: Your gauge is not crucial in this pattern but you may use the following information as a guide.

Laceweight version: 10cm/4in = approx. 24sts in stocking stitch
4ply/fingering weight version: 10cm/4in = approx. 22sts in stocking stitch

Needles:
Circular ‘lace’ needles, with their pointier tips, are strongly recommended for this pattern. Make sure you have a circular needle for working the lace trim of at least 100cm/40in length. The shawl body can be worked on the same circular needle or with straight needles.
Laceweight version in Prairie or Malabrigo Yarn Lace: 3.25mm/US 3
Fingering weight version in DyeForYarn: 3.5mm/US 4

Notions: stitch markers, darning needle, stitch holder