Star Palatine by Galina Khmeleva
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Star Palatine

August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30.5 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1072 yards (980 m)
20" (51 cm) wide and 75.5" (192 cm) long, blocked

For a confluence of the traditional and modern in this lacy shawl, Galina Khmeleva used a traditional Orenburg diagonal element to form the star motifs in the center, but she tapered the cast-on and bind-off edges into points to instill a more modern look to the classic rectangular palatine shape. She also substituted kid mohair in a rich burgundy for the more traditional natural white. Knitted against a garter-stitch foundation—no purling!—this shawl features a sawtooth edging that is worked simultaneously with the body. A simple slipped stitch borders each edge.