Abrazo by Susanna IC


April 2010
Lace ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 yards (640 m)
17” / 43 cm x 64 ¼” / 163 cm, lace or fingering weight yarn
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This elegant shawlette with its smaller size is the perfect light cover up for an evening summer party. The design includes the addition of shimmery beads for extra textural detail, but the lace will look great even if left unadorned (CHART ONLY). Nupps instead of beads are also an option and the test knit was done with those: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Nancy/abrazo

Abrazo is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the lace border followed by easy short rows (no wraps), which give the shawlette its unique crescent form. The elongated narrow shape lends itself to numerous ways of tying and draping without the need for a shawl pin. It is a project easy enough even for the beginner lace knitter because the reverse rows are purled and the addition of beads or nupps is optional.

The original shawl was completed with just over 420 yards of the gorgeous Beyond Basic Knits Lavish Lace yarn.

finished measurements:
Width after blocking: 17” / 43 cm.
Length after blocking: 64 ¼” / 163 cm.

suggested yarn:
1 skein Beyond Basic Knits Lavish Lace (Zephyr base) (700 yds / 640m per 2 ¼ oz / 63 g skein; 50% Merino, 50% Silk) in Inland. Sample used approximately 400 yds / 365 m.

Size 8 US / 5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Size 6/0 (4 mm) glass seed beads: 370 required; size 14 US/ 0.75 mm crochet / thread hook (small enough to fit through holes of beads), tapestry needle, blocking pins.

16 sts and 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st after blocking.

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