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Felice's After Wedding Shawl
Weekend Shawl by Anne Kuo Lukito
Knitting
my sister-in-law, Felice
20" deep (back of neck to bottom of lace) x 78" wide (along the border between the red body and brown lace)
Needle and yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
830 yards
Cascade Yarns Heritage Sock
1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6 meters), 100 grams
Brown
Swoon Fibers Celeste
1 skein = 393.0 yards (359.4 meters), 100 grams
Red
Notes

Found a fabulous pattern for an enjoyable, beautiful shawl.

This shawl was a mindless knit until the Sunday Lace. I found it to be a little confusing (having lace patterns on both sides), but once I got the hang of it, it went quicker.

I loved the way the shawl blocked out and it fits wonderfully around the shoulders, without falling off. Very light and comfortable.

NOTE:

I cast on the number of stitches for the small in fingering weight (using the smaller needle size compared to the US 9 called for) and followed the pattern until I used up all of the red yarn. The shawl was around 13.5” at that point. I changed to the brown yarn and started the lace pattern, adjusting the stitch number so that I could use a correct multiple of the Saturday lace pattern.

This made the shawl less “holey” and more substantial, without taking away from the lightness and drape. I knit very loosely, though, so if you try this, use a US 6 instead of a 5. I continued with the Saturday lace for 12 repeats and then started the Sunday lace.

When the Sunday lace had 3 full repeats, I bound off using the p2tog, slip the stitch back to the left needle and p2tog…repeat method. Worked very well and was very stretchy.

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Finished
April 29 2011
May 22 2011
 
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About this yarn
Heritage Sock
by Cascade Yarns
Fingering / 4 ply
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
437 yards / 100 grams
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About this yarn
Celeste
by Swoon Fibers
Fingering / 4 ply
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
450 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: April 29, 2011
  • Finished: May 23, 2011
  • Updated: September 6, 2011