Rain Chain Shawlette by Michele Bernstein
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Rain Chain Shawlette

Knitting
February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, blocked. (Gauge for this project is approximate)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
19” back depth, 57” at widest point, blocked
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Inspired by the kusari doi, or traditional copper rain chain, of the Japanese garden. A simple lace border contrasts an intricate “rain chain” cable motif across the graceful ridges of a garter ridge shawl, balancing isolated bursts of complex design with expanses of spare simplicity.

The Rain Chain Shawlette is worked flat from end to end to form a gentle crescent shape. It features a built in I-cord top edge with a garden “rain chain” motif, garter stitch body, and a floral design for the bottom edge. Optional beads can be used to bedew the rain chain design.

This pattern includes both written instructions and charts.