Windward Shawl by Patty Nance

Windward Shawl

March 2015
Lace ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
780 - 1100 yards (713 - 1006 m)
One size
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Columns of shifting color and a wavy lace stitch evoke thoughts of ocean breezes and lapping waves. Knit in a soft baby alpaca spun single with long, gradual color changes this asymmetric wrap is perfect for transitional weather or an overly air-conditioned office. Your favorite shawl pin adds just the right accent to this lovely piece.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Required Skills: increases, decreases, easy lace from written or charted instructions, intarsia experience is helpful but not required
One Size
Finished Measurements: Length at longest point 68”/173cm, width 16”/41cm
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch. One lace motif = 12 sts and 12 rows in lace pattern = 1 1/2”/3.8cm x 2”/5.0cm
Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished item. Take time to check gauge.
Yarn: Lace weight gradient yarn with long color changes; 1100 yards. Model shown in Plymouth Yarn Company Revel (85% Baby Alpaca, 15% Merino Wool; 275 yds per 50g skein); color # 07 Caribbean; 4 balls
Needles: US 6/4.0mm straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle
Ball winder
8 resealable plastic sandwich baggies
Permanent marker

Shawl begins with 6 sts and grows wider by working yarn-over increases along the left edge. New intarsia columns (segments) are introduced as the piece gets wider. The lace pattern is incorporated as the stitch count increases. Work each segment with its own yarn, picking up the new yarn from under the yarn being dropped to link the yarns as for intarsia and prevent holes.

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