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Falling Leaves Shawl

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January 2008
July 11 2008
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Falling Leaves Shawl
Falling Leaves Shawl & Scarf by Katy Wight
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Berroco Ultra Alpaca
1 yard in stash
3.4 skeins = 731.0 yards (668.4 meters), 340 grams

The pattern is very, very easy lace (an eight-row repeat, and four of those are all purls). The decreases are all knit-2-togethers, which ends up creating a parallelogram-shaped shawl.

This became my take-anywhere project because it’s so easy to pick up and knit without much thought involved but still complicated enough to stay interesting.

I purchased 4 skeins of the yarn for this project, but knit the 36 repeats that pattern calls for in less than three skeins. 3 skeins was almost exactly 39 repeats.

I knit a hat (Foliage) with about half a skein, and used whatever up was leftover after the hat to wind up with a larger sized wrap. Final was 44 repeats of the lace pattern.

Pre-blocked, it measured 15 inches tall by 65 inches along one edge. Blocked, it measured 24 inches by 74 inches.

Shawl pin by Ruby Vegas.

I originally purchased this lovely yarn for myself and a Clapotis, thinking it was more blue than teal. Luckily, my Mom wears a lot of teal, so I decided to make a shawl for her using the yarn.

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by Berroco
50% Wool, 50% Alpaca
215 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: January 28, 2008
  • Finished: July 12, 2008
  • Updated: March 30, 2011