Fruit Cocktail by Zsuzsa Kiss
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Fruit Cocktail

Knitting
December 2015
Lace ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 1000 yards (366 - 914 m)
adjustable
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Advent starts today, the time of waiting and preparation. This is my Advent gift for you: a free lace shawl pattern, just in perfect time for you to make a gift for your beloved ones for Christmas. Just find a skein of lace yarn in your stash and cast on this versatile crescent shawl. Even though the pattern isn’t difficult, the three differnt lace sections will keep you entertained until you bind off. The shawl is extensively adjustable, as you can play with yardage and size at the end of each section. Changing the proportions of the sections will give your finished project a unique look.
The name Fruit Cocktail was inspired by the beautiful handdyed one-of-a-kind yarn I was using. The pattern showcases the beauty of any long color changing or gradient yarn, but it will look classic and elegant too if you use solid or semisolid yarn.

YARN USED FOR THE SAMPLE
Bilum Hand Dyed Yarns Merino/silk lace (Filisilk) 2 ply (70% Merino, 30% Silk 656 yards 600 meters / 100g) Color: Viki
I used 93 g, 610 yds 558 m for the sample.

RECOMMENDED YARNS
Use anything that you have in sport, fingering, light fingering, lace weight. How much? How much do you have! Colors: solid, semisolid, gradient, self striping. I would not recommend only the very busy variegated yarns.
Yarn weights: http://www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights?highlight=13

NEEDLE
US 5 3,75mm 32” (80cm) long circular needles

NOTIONS
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

SIZE OF THE sample
Wingspan at the neck: 60” 150 cm
Depth at the middle: 14” 35 cm

GAUGE
In 4x4” 10x10cm 22 sts and 33 rows in pattern (Chart B+C)
Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight/gauge will affect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.

REQUIRED SKILLS
▪ simple lace knitting
▪ pick up stitches from the side
▪ increasing with kfb


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