Sakura by Leila Raabe
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Sakura

Knitting
November 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in lace motif; relaxed after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
740 yards (677 m)
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A woolly triangular shawl in a lightweight fabric is a great accessory to have on hand. We like to wear them bunched up around the neck, with volume, like a scarf. The stitch patterns incorporated in this design allow the fabric to be decorative, without being overly lacey. Here yarn and pattern combine to create a warm accessory that is both beautiful and functional.

Yardage

Approximately 740 yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Yarn

3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Sample shown in Blanket Fort

Gauge

21 stitches & 31 rows = 4”, measured over a swatch using the 8-stitch motif from Chart A; relaxed after lace-blocking

Needles

One 32” circular in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
One spare needle two sizes larger than Gauge Needle for working bind-off
Suggested Sizes: US 6 (4 mm) & US 8 (5 mm)

Finished Dimensions

60” wingspan, 29” height at spine; relaxed after lace-blocking

Construction Notes

Worked from top-center spine down towards outer edge;
Lace motifs are charted only

Skill Level

3 of 5