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Syringa Shawl

Makewise Designs
Knitting
October 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in slipped stitch body pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
840 - 1200 yards (768 - 1097 m)
Small (Large)
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Originally inspired by the vibrant purple and green hues of my favorite flower, the double French lilac, this two-color shawl will work perfectly with your favorite color combination, too! Or try Syringa in a single color for a subtly elegant, textured statement.

This triangular shawl is worked in one piece from the top down and features columns of slipped stitches and alternating stripes of stockinette and garter stitch. Fingering weight yarn is worked on a larger needle to enhance the drape of the shawl. The pattern includes two sizes for a smaller and larger shawl; the sample shown is the smaller size.

Finished, Blocked Sizes: Small (Large)
51 (55½)” / 129.5 (141) cm wide along top edge
25½ (30¼)” / 64.75 (76.75) cm deep at center back

Materials:
--Fingering-weight yarn at approx. 424 yds (388 m) per 113 g (4 oz): 420 (600) yds each of two colors

--Sample shown is knit in Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga!:
Color A: Tree Frog
Color B: Purple Soldier Fly

--US 5 (3.75 mm) 32” or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge; waste yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on; two stitch markers (optional); tapestry needle

Gauge:
22 stitches / 42 rows = 4” (10 cm) in slipped stitch body pattern, blocked
22 stitches / 47 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch, blocked