Tumbling Deco by Holly Chayes

Tumbling Deco

August 2011
Lace ?
6.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in washed and blocked stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
950 yards (869 m)
18.5 inches (47 cm) down the center back
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Stacks of blocks tumbling down. Falling from and back into little fields of mesh, leaving simple serenity in their wake.

Referential of the art deco movement, this shawl is knit all in one piece from the top down. It begins by casting on 11 stitches at the back of the neck and continues down, increasing eight stitches every other row to create a crescent that drapes beautifully across the back of the neck and flows over the shoulders. Just before the bind off and eyelet-increase row is worked to ensure that a thorough blocking is possible.

This pattern is only charted. However, written directions may become available at a future date.

Skills Used:
reading charts
casting on & binding off
slipping stitches
yarn over
k2tog & ssk
k3tog & k3togtbl
sl 1-k2tog-psso
weaving in ends
blocking lace