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Ripen

Knitting
November 2011
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1.0 mm
375 - 450 yards (343 - 411 m)
one size, customizable with instructions provided
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Ripen is a striking one-skein shawl with a leafy edging and an all-around lace border. The shawl is knit in one piece from side to side. Featuring a spice-colored yarn and optional bead details, Ripen lets you hold on to the last of the rustling fall leaves when winter really sets in.

Required Skills
Working intermediate lace from charts, increases/decreases, double decreases, knit and purl patterning on wrong side rows, bead placement with crochet hook (optional)

Gauge
22 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St St after blocking

Sizes
One size, can be customized easily with directions given.

Finished Measurements
Length: 19” (48.5 cm)
Width: 45” (114 cm)

Yarn
Rocky Mountain Dyeworks Bow Falls Fingering, 100% superwash Blue Faced Leicester (430 yds/393 m, 3.5 oz/100 g skein), color Falling Leaves: 1 skein

Needles/Hooks
US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles, 24”, or size required to obtain gauge
US 11/12 (1 mm) crochet hook, or size required to fit through hole of beads (optional)

Although this shawl is worked flat, a circular needle is recommended to hold the stitches comfortably.

Supplies
• Miyuki Seed Beads, size 6/0, color 6-304 Garnet Gold Luster: number required 59 (optional)
• Stitch markers (minimum 2)
• Yarn needle

Beads can be replaced by nupps, or the detail can be omitted altogether by purling these stitches.

Photos courtesy of Knitcircus.