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Spire

The LOFT Collection
Knitting
November 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in circular stockinette; relaxed after light lace-blocking (see notes)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
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Errata available: brooklyntweed.net

Pattern updated 2/15/12: page 8, Chart C: bracketed repeated shifted left by one stitch.

MATERIALS
Approximately 1600 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
6 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Sample shown in “Old World”

GAUGE
16 stitches & 30 rounds = 4” in circular Stockinette Stitch; relaxed after light lace-blocking
Note: This fabric is lightly lace-blocked, just enough to open up the motifs (without stretching them tightly), in order to maintain a fuller-bodied fabric in the finished piece

NEEDLES
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
One set of DPNs in same size as Gauge Needle for working beginning of shawl and knitted-on edging
Suggested Size: US 5 (3¾ mm)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
53” x 53” square; relaxed after blocking (see blocking note above)

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
Square center worked in the round from the center out; knitted-on edging; lace motifs are charted only

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5