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Vermont Shawl

Knitting
January 2011
Lace / 2 ply ?
8.5 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches in stockinette -- blocked! (unblocked: 11 st/17 rows=2")
US 6 - 4.0 mm
625 yards (572 m)
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The “Vermont Shawl” is a leafy half-circle shawl inspired by the verdant, maple-forested hills of Vermont.

The lace stitch patterns, which are offered in both written and charted instructions, are challenging but beautiful! They capture a little bit of the forest to wrap around your shoulders.

It’s knit from the center neck out, similar to a pi-shawl, except that the stitch doublings are spread over a few rows in lace patterning rather than in one row of yarnovers.

The pattern is designed for laceweight or light-fingering yarns. The two yarns in the pattern are laceweights -- one a merino/silk blend and the other a merino single -- but the prototype was in a light-fingering alpaca.

Final measurements are about 66”(170 cm) wide & 24”(60 cm) deep after blocking. (You can block it out a bit larger, but this is what it will realistically relax to.)

Errata: should be corrected to read (bold = the change)

  • Abbreviation for ssp: sl 2 st knitwise, one at a time; insert left needle through them left-to-right; slip them onto left needle, and p2tog tbl
  • Cottonwood Leaves, Row 11: k1, (k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k3, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1) 8x
  • Maple Leaves, Row 17: k2, (k2tog, (yo2, dbl dec) twice, yo2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1-tbl, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo2, (dbl dec, yo2) twice, ssk, k3) 7x, k2tog, (yo2, dbl dec) twice, yo2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1-tbl, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo2, (dbl dec, yo2) twice, ssk, k2