diamonds in the sky ... by alfa knits

diamonds in the sky ...

Knitting
June 2018
Lace ?
26 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with the smaller needle
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
601 - 1203 yards (550 - 1100 m)
two sizes: a large shawl and a smaller shawlette (see notes)
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This delicate half-circle shaped shawl - or shawlette - starts with a classic garter tab and is worked top down.
It comes in two sizes: a large shawl (yellow-green sample) and a smaller shawlette (blue-grey-brown sample).

The pattern is filed for lace weight yarn (you can only choose one yarn weight), but it can also be made in light fingering weight. Or in 4ply fingering weight for a smaller shawlette … See below.

Eyelet increases are made at fixed intervals every 6 or 8 rows thus increasing the width. They form subtle lines that flare out in the diamonds of the lace border.
You can make this shawl with two or three colors as in the samples, or with only one color.

Tech edited by Sue-Cat

Gauge in stockinette stitch
shawl: 26 sts and 44 rows
shawlette: 20 sts and 32 rows

Sizes:
shawl at the given gauge: wingspan = ± 180 cm / 71”, depth = ± 73 cm / 29”
shawlette at the given gauge: wingspan = ± 120 cm / 47”, depth = ± 50 cm / 20”

What you’ll need
shawl: lace / 2 ply
Total yardage ± 1100 m / 1200 yards
color A: ± 420 m / 460 yards
color B: ± 200 m / 220 yards
color C: ± 450 m / 500 yards

3 mm (US 2½) circular needle
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle
tapestry needle

shawlette: fingering / 4 ply
Total yardage ± 550 m / 600 yards
color A: ± 250 m / 275 yards
color B: ± 300 m / 330 yards

4 mm (US 6) circular needle
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle
tapestry needle