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Summer in Angers Shawl

Knitting
April 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles, before blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
450 - 600 yards (411 - 549 m)
Size adjustable (sample pictured: 68"/17cm long x 11.5"/29cm deep)
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Inspired by the beauty of Angers, France, in the summertime, I’ve designed this simple shawl: elegant enough to wear for an evening out, but also effortless enough to wear as a scarf.

The piece is worked from side to side with simple stockinette, k2tog/yarnover combinations, and some short rows to create a smooth crescent shape. The stitches for the feather-and-fan edging are picked up all at once. On the final row, pendant beads are added for a whimsical, pretty finish. (I really want to knit this again in a silver sparkly yarn, with a pewter edging and shiny black beads!)

Precise gauge is not essential for this piece. However, a different gauge will affect finished size and yardage needed.

MATERIALS

  • MC Alisha Goes Around Tracks of Bison Fingering (90% superwash merino, 10% bison; 400 yds per 100g skein); color: turquoise (color not labeled); 1 skein I used 375 yds

  • CC Knitting Rose Yarns Budding 200 Sock Yarn (90% superwash merino, 10% bison; 200 yds per 50g skein); color: Drifters; 1 skein I used 70 yds; this is the same yarn base as the MC above

  • US #6/4mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (can use circular or straight needles)

  • US #5/3.75mm circular needle, preferably 40” / 100cm or longer

  • Approx 40 teardrop pendant beads (Pattern Notes contains detailed information about what these are and where to find them)

  • Kitchen scale to measure yarn amounts

  • Yarn needle