Calliandra Shawl by Stephannie Tallent
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Calliandra Shawl

Knitting
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in over lace pattern, blocked firmly
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1220 - 1230 yards (1116 - 1125 m)
One size (can be easily altered)
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD
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One of my favorite plants in our yard is the Baja Fairy Duster, Calliandra californica. Per its name, it’s native to Baja, California, but the plant itself loves our yard and has self-seeded, producing multiple young plants.

This shawl uses a modification of Barbara Walker’s Mexican Edging for the pretty scalloped border.

One size, easily altered

Finished Measurements
Length 56½“ / 143.5 cm
Width at top 46.5” / 118 cm

Yarn
Cloudborn Alpaca and Highland Naturals, 50% Superfine Alpaca / 50% Fine Highland Wool (247 yds per 50 g), 5 skeins (1220 yds / 1116 m). Sample shown in Flax.

Needles
US3 / 3.25mm circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
36 sts and 34 rounds = 4” / 10 cm over lace pattern, blocked firmly

Notions
yarn needle

Skills
lace knitting, reading charts