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Sacred Spirit

The Spirit Collection
Knitting
October 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch after agressive blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
601 yards (550 m)
Adaptable

Sacred Spirit is an exclusive pattern to the Spirit Collection, a collection of five patterns - three available as individual patterns and two as strictly exclusive ones.

This is a gently triangular shawl with an ‘Art Deco’ inspired lace border. It would be the height of elegance for a formal occasion providing glamour, sparkle and decadence and yet if it were knit in a softer yarn could be a very wearable scarf/accessory for every day wear. It is most definitely a shawl that has a dramatic appearance belying it’s simplicity. The central lace panel leads to a flourish of lace in the heavily beaded border – drama and elegant style emerges from the flouncy edge during blocking.

Knit, from the top down, in either fingering weight or lace (either 600m/100g or 800m/100g), this shawl can be easily made to any size with a pattern repeat of only 16 rows. The pale shawl shown used 500m of Lichtfaden Pure Silk Fingering (500m/125g) and about 750 size 5/0 Miyuki Triangle Beads. It measures 68” (173cm) wide and 26.5” (67cm) deep after six repeats and lace border but I tend to knit a little loosely and do block like a thug!

Sincere thanks to my wonderful test knitters
Tillytrout
7800Fahrenheit
Condichick
AnneBinMaine
Crazyfabulous and
J12345

This is wonderfully quick, deceptively easy yet intricate and stylish looking shawl.