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Tendrils

Knitting
April 2013
Lace / 2 ply ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch using US 6 / 4.0mm needle; before blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
Stole: 23" x 71" (approx 720 yards, lace or fingering weight) Crescent: 23" deep x 57" wingspan (approx 550 yards, lace or fingering weight)
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Featuring beaded floral and leaf lace shapes along with curling lines reminiscent of tender plant shoots, these two shawls echo nature’s amazing creativity during spring and summer seasons. The romantic and delicate character of the lace is balanced by its strong vertical lines; this juxtaposition unites both elements in an interesting and modern look.

The rectangular stole is worked in two identical halves starting at the bottom edges, which are grafted together seamlessly at the center.

The crescent shawl is worked from the cast on at the bottom of the deep lace border and is shaped by a set of easy stockinette short rows (no wraps). The short row section is finished with a simple beaded edge worked just before the bind off.

Although the original samples are worked in a lace weight yarn, a fingering weight yarn can also be used for both versions, the stole and the crescent.

The beads are optional; however, they make an interesting addition to the project while adding extra drape and sparkle to the finished shawls (Stole: 818 8/0 3.1mm seed beads, Crescent: 307 6/0 4.0mm seed beads). The beading schemes are interchangeable - the crescent can be beaded with the beading placement from the stole chart and vice versa (the bead requirements would be different from the numbers listed above).

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