Spanish Dancer II by Sandi Luck
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Spanish Dancer II

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Knitting
February 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1300 yards (1189 m)
One Size
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Originally published in Knitty in the Winter 2006 edition as Spanish Dancer, this design was inspired by the Spanish Dancer sea slug. The shawl is a mitered, bottom-up shawl with a bottom ruffle. Like its namesake, this shawl’s bottom ruffle is reminiscent of the beautiful, swirling skirts of Spanish dancers. This knitting is easy, with decreases only on alternate rows and everything
worked in soothing garter stitch. The bottom ruffle
creates the sense of a fitted shawl with swirling ruffles
to give it and shape; hand dyed yarns give depth
and color. The shawl is unblocked, enhancing its
body-hugging shape and making it easy care to wear
every day!

Alternate Yarn
Claudia Hand Painted Yarns 100% Superwash Merino, 172 yds per 50 gm skein, color Spring Break: 7 skeins required. \

Alternate Yarn (color graded version):
Purlescence Yarns Purl Up & Dye, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 437 yd per skein, 5 skeins in coordinating colors (Note: you will have plenty left over for socks!).

Beaded Version:
Beads: Size 8/O 100gms (approximately 3300 beads).

Needles:

1 US #4/3.5mm double-point needle
1 US #6/4 mm double-point needle
1 US #8/5 mm double-point needle
1 16-inch US #6/4 mm circular needle
1 32-inch US #6/4 mm circular needle
1 60-inch US #6/4 mm circular needle

Gauge: 20 sts and 20 ridges = 4” (10cm) over garter st on size US #6 (4mm) needles