Ruth's Shawl by Emily K Williams
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Ruth's Shawl

Knitting
October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
625 yards (572 m)
One Size
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I designed this shawl for my sister to wear to her wedding. We decided on the crescent shape as being both pretty and versatile, with a plain centre and a lacy border. I have always been drawn to the lovely nupps and gathered stitches of Estonian lace knitting, and this is my homage to those traditional patterns.

I wanted to make the sample out of fingering weight yarn, as the weather in Britain is not predictable in September, so it needed to be nice and warm. However it would look just as lovely made from lace weight.

Size:
Finished shawl measures 210cm / 82.5in across by 55cm / 21.75in deep.

Needles:
4.5mm straight or circular needles

Yarn:
Easyknits Smoke, 100g = 335m / 366yds, 2 skeins.

Or subsitute with 570m / 625yds lace or fingering weight yarn. I would recommend choosing yarn that will block well.

Tension:
17 sts and 26 rows over 10cm / 4in in stocking st after blocking. Tension is not critical for this project, though will affect the finished size of the shawl and the amount of yarn used.

Notions:
Waste yarn for tab cast on, optional stitch markers for denoting lace pattern repeats.

Techniques:
Tab cast on, reading charts, lace knitting, nupps.