Sayre (Wild Child) by Janelle Martin
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Sayre (Wild Child)

May 2017
Lace ?
25.5 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
630 - 715 yards (576 - 654 m)
one size
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Zelda Sayre (later Zelda Fitzgerald) sought to actively flout convention and society’s expectations of Southern women in the early 20th century. This pretty crescent shawl seems demure with its feminine lace border, yet breaks the rules by deviating slightly from the symmetrical shaping of a traditional garter, crescent shawl. The changes in shaping aren’t immediately noticeable, just enough to appeal to your inner “wild child.”

Skills Required:

  • Working Lace
  • Working with Charts
  • Short Rows
  • Blocking

Finished Size (blocked): 54”/137 cm wide by 14.5”/36.5 cm deep (at the centre of the short row section). Border is 7.25”/18 cm deep.

Other Tools:

  • Stitch Markers (3)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/ instructions)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking Wires and Tpins

Yarn: 630 yards/ 576 meters of MCS (merino, cashmere, silk) laceweight yarn that knits up to 8-10 sts/inch.

Shown In: Indigodragonfly ‘Oooo Lace’, (630 yards/576 meters; 75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein). 1 skein in Addison’s Lesser Squid.

April 2017 Indigodragonfly Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination 7