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Scalloped Edge Shawlette

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Knitting
May 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches in double lace rib - preblocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 - 550 yards (402 - 503 m)
66" x 14 1/2"; 70" x 17 1/2"
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I have always loved the way the cast-on edge of lace patterns highlights the undulations of the pattern. This shawlette, or shoulder shawl, begins with a lace border pattern, and is worked from the bottom up. Once the stitches are reduced for the main body portion, the shaping of the shawl is controlled by incorporating an i-cord bind off to stitches at either end of the shawl. As the shawl takes shape, the rows get shorter & shorter, until only the central motif is left on the needles. Schaefer Anne is a great choice for this pattern; the combination of stunning colors and the drape of this crescent shaped shawl provides a beautiful, light weight wrap for cool evenings.
Design Note: The first three rows of this shawl are knitted in reverse stockinette, followed by a purl transition row prior to beginning the lace patterning. This makes a slightly rolled edge that will coordinate with the I-cord at the top:o)