Dream Lake Shawl by Julia Decker

Dream Lake Shawl

Knitting
April 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
343 - 1034 yards (314 - 945 m)
S (M, L)
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The Dream Lake Shawl is an asymmetrical triangle worked corner to corner with a repeating design segment of differing textures that cycles through your chosen colors. This design segment is highly modular so feel free to experiment with different yarn weights.

The shawl is an adaptation of my Dream Lake Cowl Design. The brioche trees from the Cowl have been modified to be worked flat, and there is no need to transfer stitches or use a third needle to work the trees.

The pattern includes written instructions as well as charts. Two variations for the lace panels are provided.

Three sizes are included: S (M, L)

I’m always happy to answer questions, so if you need assistance please don’t hesitate to ask! Or check out my Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/deunyn-knits

My friend Renee from Knerdshop will be putting together kits for the shawl. Pre-order yours here:
http://www.knerdshop.com/knittingkits/coming-soon-dream-lake-shawl

Suggested Yarn

Approximately 343 (664, 1034) yards of Knerd String DK, 100g/231 yds/211 m, 100% Superwash Merino
Small: Two colors: MC 163 yards / 149 meters; CC1 180 yards / 165 meters
Medium: Three colors: MC 211 yards / 193 meters; CC1 163 yards / 149 meters; CC2 290 yards / 265 meters
Large: Four colors: MC 231 yards / 211 meters; CC1 186 yards / 170 meters; CC2 231 yards / 211 meters; CC3 386 yards / 353 meters

Please note that MC is the first color used, but not the color that uses the most yardage.

Small sample was made with Knerd String DK in the following colorways: Alpine Lake and Rhymes with Seal.
Medium sample was made with Knerd String DK in the following colorways: Shade 1 of 50, Peachy and Earthy.
Large sample was made with Knerd String DK in the following colorways: Circle in the Sand; Castlewood Canyon; Dandy, Lion and Inlet Trail.

Gauge 17 sts and 23 rows in stockinette stitch = 4 in/10 cm.

Needles Size US 8/5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge. A circular needle format is required for working the brioche panels.

Finished Size
Small: 23 in/58 cm x 30 in/76 cm x 38 in/97 cm with a center depth of 18 in/46 cm
Medium: 32 in/ 81 cm x 45 in/114 cm x 55 in/140 cm with a center depth of 26 in/66 cm
Large: 40 in/102 cm x 57 in/145 cm x 69 in/175 cm with a center depth of 32 in/81 cm

Techniques
knitting, purling, slipped stitches, simple increases and decreases ( yo, m1L, p2tog, k2tog, ssk), brioche knit, brioche purl, brioche increases and decreases (brpyobrp, br4st dec).

Sources
I learned and adapted the honey-comb brioche stitch used in this pattern from Nancy Marchant’s site http://www.briochestitch.com/. This web-site has a plethora of useful information and instructions for brioche stitches. This pattern uses the terminology developed by Nancy Marchant.

Errata
In versions prior to 1.1, in the Finishing Section, the final stitch count for the large shawl should be 163 stitches.
In versions prior to 1.2, the dimensions on the schematic did not match the finished sizes.
The first stitch in the first row of each Variation of Lace Chart A should be a knit stitch, not a slipped stitch.
The first stitch in the first row of the left edge chart B should be a purl stitch, not a slipped stitch.