Flames Shawl by Melanie Rice

Flames Shawl

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter st.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1155 yards (1056 m)
73" wide and 18" deep at center.
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A bold but quickly knitted accessory, the Flames Shawl features a flame-and-ladder motif along the lower border, creating a natural, subtle curve to the edge. This shawl is worked back and forth in rows from a sidepoint to the opposite side edge.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 73” wide and 18” deep at center.

Yarn The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering (75% extra fine Italian superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon; 385 yd 352 m/3Β½ oz 100 g): tomato jam, 3 skeins.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 29” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter st.

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  • This shawl is worked back and forth in rows from a side point to the opposite side edge. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

  • Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in front.

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