Prospect by Laura Nelkin


February 2015
Lace ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
656 yards (600 m)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 17 (22.75)” [43.25 (57.75) cm] high at center back, 40 (49)” [101.5 (124.5) cm] across.
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The Prospect Shrug is worked from the center out. First a square of lace is worked in the round for the back. Each sleeve is then created by working a flat lace panel out for a few inches and then joining those stitches into the round to create the sleeve shaping. Finally, stitches are picked up all the way around the inside of the shrug to pull it all together with a ribbed short row collar. We recommend using sharp tip lace needles to work this project.

YARN: The Fibre Co. Road to China Lace (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 656 yds/100 gm skein): peridot, 1 (1) skein.
GAUGE: 24 sts + 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needle, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular and set dpns 1 - US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular.
NOTIONS: tapestry needle, removable stitch marker, scrap yarn.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 17 (22.75)” 43.25 (57.75) cm high at center back, 40 (49)” 101.5 (124.5) cm across.
SKILLS: Simple single sided lace worked flat and in the round from charts, picking up stitches.

Large size is missing the Ribbing Chart Sleeve directions:
Larger Size Only: (Set-Up): K67, K2tog, k7, k1f+b, k until 1 st rem, k1f+b - 85 sts.
Work Rnds 1–4 from Sleeve Lace Ribbing Chart twice, then Rnds 1-2 once more.
Ribbing Rnd 1: P1, (k2, p3) 3x, k2, p2 4x, k2, p3, k2, p1. Rep Ribbing Rnd 1 four times more. Lace BO in patt.