Still Got The Blues by Laurie Beardsley

Still Got The Blues

July 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch before blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
53” (135 cm) x 6.5” (16.5 cm)
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Legends of Rock pattern #1 - inspired by Eric Clapton and Gary Moore

What happens when you are browsing through your haul from a fiber festival while listening to your favorite guitarist? You get this scrumptious shawlette! I paired a semi-solid hand dyed sock yarn with a guitar pick inspired border to create this easy crescent shaped piece that is as deep and flowing as one of Eric Clapton’s guitar solos. It is an ideal pattern if you want to learn simple lace techniques, or for TV knitting for more advanced crafters.

The shawlette is knit from the bottom up. Both the border and body are in garter stitch. The crescent is formed by knitting the body in short rows, using decreases to bridge the turning points, so there are no wrapped stitches to deal with.

The border pattern is both written and charted.

Skill level: advanced beginner - includes simple increases and decreases such as yo, k2tog, ssk, centered double decrease (s2kp2).

Final size: 53” (135 cm) wingspan x 6.5” (16.5 cm) depth after light blocking

Blocking is completely optional at the whim of the crafter.

I suggest using a 36”-47” circular needle for this project, even though it is worked flat, to make it easier to hold all the stitches.

Yes, you do have to cast on 409 stitches, but the pattern includes a link to a clever long tail cast on technique in which you don’t need to guess about the length of your tail before you start. :-)

Errata: The gauge and size listed in the original pattern were incorrect. PDFs downloaded after 19 April 2015 have the correct information

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