Selena by Paulina Popiolek


September 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2.0 mm
678 yards (620 m)
One size addjustable
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Selena is a semi-circular shawlette worked in a sock weight yarn.

It is knitted sideways in striped garter stitch pattern. The floral border is added afterwards by picking up the stitches along the curved edge and knitting top-down.

The size can be adjusted by working more stripes and more border repeats (instructions are given) or by using different weight yarn and/or using different size needles.
The design is simple enough to be easily followed by a novice lace knitter yet absorbing to hold the interest of an advanced knitter.
One should also be familiar with basic crochet technique for finishing off.
The shawlette uses only 1 full skein of base colour yarn and 0.55 skein of contrast colour giving the grand total of 620 meters. Perfect for using odd skeins of yarn.
For the sample I have used Juno Fibre Arts Alice Sock (100g/400m) colours Boudoir (contrast) and Potpouri (main).

The pattern is written and lace border is also charted.

Selena is very feminine and elegant. Perfect for any season!