Solite by Laura Nelkin


June 2022
Lace ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, UNBLOCKED
US 6 - 4.0 mm
875 yards (800 m)
Approx. 73 inches [185 cm] wingspan x 30 inches [76 cm] deep at center
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Solite is pure sunshine on your needles; a beautifully substantial, yet light-as-air shawl, and the perfect summer project. Literally So-Lite!

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Solite is a delicate top-down Half Pi shawl that starts with a garter tab. It features traditional Shetland stitches that play with Japanese Delica and Czech crystal beads. The highlight of the shawl is the Cockleshell stitch, a Shetland stitch pattern I found through one of my favorite Shetland lace artists, Angela Grace Irvine. Over ten years, Angela completed six Shetland lace sea-themed sails for her grandfather’s replica model schooner; and those sails inspired this shawl.

Solite is knit in Marianated Yarns’ Anita Lace, a drapey BFL/Silk blend dyed specifically to show off your delicate lace stitches.

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