The Yarn Has Spoken shawl by Mary C. Gildersleeve

The Yarn Has Spoken shawl

Knitting
July 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round and blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
500 yards (457 m)
one size fit most (neck diameter = 7”; neck edge to hem = 15”; edge to edge = 37”)
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This particular design was a long-time coming … I tried three other designs with this particular yarn and nothing seemed right. On my FOURTH attempt, the yarn poured thru my hands and onto the needles and the poncho grew … the yarn had spoken!

The directions for this design are both charted and round-by-round.

• this design in knit completely in the round, repeating the sts pattern 8 times around
• placing markers at the beginning of each rep will assist in keeping lace in order
• sts are increased every fourth round for most of the shawl, ending with some rounds where the sts are increased EOR.
• blocking assists with making this lace really pop