Bithynica shawl by Jen Arnall-Culliford

Bithynica shawl

Knitting
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
820 yards (750 m)
Wingspan: 136cm [53.5in] Depth 68cm [26.75in]
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With a garter tab cast on and two pretty lace patterns, my Bithynica shawl will allow you to practise many of the skills in Something New to Learn About Lace, as well as keeping you cosy all year round.

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SIZE
Wingspan: 136cm [53½in]
Depth at centre: 68cm [26¾in]

YARN
Something to Knit With 4ply (70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 187m [205yds] per 50g skein)
Lawn: 4 x 50g skeins
Yarn and kits can be purchased from our online shop.

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 set 3.75mm [US 5] knitting needles (a circular needle may be required due to the number of stitches at the end of the shawl)
Stitch markers
Wires and/or pins, or your preferred kit for blocking lace

TENSION
21 sts and 38 rows to 10cm [4in] over centre garter stitch after washing and blocking
24 sts of Tulip Lace pattern measures 11cm [4¼in] after washing and blocking
32 rows of Tulip Lace pattern measures 10cm [4in] after washing and blocking
Lace edging at widest point measures 5.5cm [2¼in]

PATTERN NOTES
This triangular shawl is worked from the centre back neck outwards. The back neck is cast on using the nifty garter tab cast-on method. Yarn over increases are then used at the edges and centre to create two large triangles.
The first section is worked in garter stitch, before transitioning to a Tulip Lace pattern, and back to garter stitch. A knitted-on lace edging completes the shawl, and features large double yarn over holes.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found in Something New to Learn About Lace.
Garter tab cast-on method
Working yarn overs, including at the start of a row
Reading lace charts
Working double yarn overs
Blocking lace

The following video tutorials may be found on our website at www.acknitwear.co.uk/something-new-to-learn-about-lace
Garter tab cast-on method
Working yarn overs
Adding a knitted-on edging
Blocking lace