Three Sisters Shawl by Anne Podlesak
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Three Sisters Shawl

Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Corn Ears Chart, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1150 - 1200 yards (1052 - 1097 m)
One size: 51 1/2" (131 cm) wide and 18" (45.5 cm) deep from back neck to hem.

This fingering-weight shawl combined both lace and cabled sections for a fun and entertaining knit. The shawl is cast on at the neckline and worked down to through the main sections, which consist of 3 triangular “corn ears” lace motifs and 2 “leaf” lace motifs forming the body. A vine cable and lace edging is knit on after the body of the shawl is completed.

You will need approximately 1200 yards of a fingering weight yarn with a nice drape that blocks well to knit this pattern.

Note that the lace patterns are presented in chart-form only.

This pattern is available as part of a print book or as a digital edition - the price is reflective of the entire 20-pattern book collection. It is not available at this time as an individual download.

Inspiration: The Three Sisters is a traditional Native American method of planting crops. The corn is planted in the center; beans are allowed to use the corn stalks as climbing trellises; and squash or pumpkin vines keep the roots of the plans cool during the hot summers in the region.