Urquhart Castle by Kate Poe

Urquhart Castle

January 2016
Lace ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in see notes
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 - 2400 yards (732 - 2195 m)
Triangle, Three-Quarter Square, Square - three sizes for each
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Errata available: ravelry.com

Are you ready to storm the castle? MKAL starts January 1, 2016.

Beside the deep and foreboding waters of Loch Ness sits what remains of Urquhart Castle. This shawl starts with the border, followed by a cabled band, then a mesh center.

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Lace or light fingering, wool or silk blend. You should be able to get a full square out of 1600 yards or the triangle from 800 yards of lace weight.

Pattern includes directions for triangular, three-quarter square, and square shawl. Each shape has three sizes. Final dimensions will be dependent on gauge and blocking.

Gauge & Needle Size
Gauge is not important. Use a needle size that will get you the fabric you like. Please note that I knit lace loosely and block aggressively. Recommendation is 4 stitches per inch.

Techniques & Special Stitches
Casting on from both ends of the skein
Grafting in garter stitch (triangle only)
Centered single decrease (Bunny Ear)
Centered double decrease
Centered quadruple decrease
Shifting pattern repeats

Pattern includes information for beading instead of cables. For laceweight, size 8/0 seed beads are recommended.

Triangle: 750 (1100, 1250) beads
Three Quarter: 1150 (1600, 1900) beads
Square: 2150 (2500, 3150) beads

Clue Schedule
Clue 1: January 1, 2016
Clue 2: January 15, 2016
Clue 3: January 29, 2016
Clue 4: February 12, 2016
Clue 5: February 26, 2016
Official MKAL end & compiled pattern release: March 31, 2016

Pattern varies in price. It is free through November 30, $1 from December 1 through December 31, 2015; $2 through January 28, 2016; $3 through February 25, 2016; $4 through March 30, 2016. Beginning March 31, 2016, the pattern will be $6.

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