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Takenoko - Shawl and Scarf

Purl Diving's Ravelry Store
May 2010
Cobweb / 1 ply ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in lace pattern, blocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
459 - 1378 yards (420 - 1260 m)
scarf: 19 cm/7.5 inches (width) by 158 cm/62 inches (length) - shawl: 53 cm/21 inches (width) by 229 cm/90 inches (length)
This pattern is available for $5.95 USD
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Description from the Patternfish.com pattern page (http://www.patternfish.com/patterns/4641):

This stitch pattern reminded Matthews of bamboo shoots, hence the name, “Takenoko”, which is the Japanese word for “baby bamboo”. Instructions are given for a scarf and a rectangular wrap/shawl. Note that the yarn amounts do not include enough to swatch-– the scarf, which uses all of one ball of Sekku, would work well as a swatch. The instructions are beautiful, clear, elegant and cleanly laid out. And the lace pattern delights us-- so disciplined and yet pretty, in a distinctly Oriental way.

Pattern notes:
This pattern has the lace pattern charted in addition to written directions for both the scarf and shawl versions.

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Notes updated Feb 3, 2013

Starting February 6 and continuing until February 24 - a day after closing ceremonies - I will donate 50% of each sale of any of my patterns to http://egale.ca/ , an organization that does good work on behalf of LGBTQ people. I was inspired to do this by my friend Lynne Sosnowski (etcgirl here on Rav), who has written beautifully of her beliefs. I hope Lynne’s thoughts will inspire others to support not only the athletes, but everyone who works hard to be faster, to fly higher, to be stronger, no matter what their endeavor, no matter who they are, no matter who they love.