Living Coral Shawl by Jayalakshmi

Living Coral Shawl

Knitting
June 2019
Lace ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, wet blocked, see notes
US 4 - 3.5 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
96″ [244 cm] wide and 24” [61 cm] deep at center, after wet blocking.
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Living Coral is a top-down, lightweight, crescent shawl knit in Grazioso lace in a coral shade, a beautiful blend of orange and pink, which is also Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019.

Grazioso is a lace-weight silk and linen blend, great for shawls and light-weight summer garments. This is also a perfect natural fibre choice for knitters and crocheters who prefer to avoid wool.

This knitted lace shawl is an exploration of the coral color in terms of both yarn and lace pattern - the plain stockinette section showcases the warm, vibrant yet tranquil color, and the layers of repeating lace motifs are reminiscent of overlapping petals, giving the shawl an ethereal look.

The pattern is both written and charted. If you’d like to try out true lace knitting, then go for this!

About the Living Coral shade:

“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge” ― Pantone Color Institute™

Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media. – Excerpt from the Pantone webpage.

Yarn
Sweet Paprika (65% silk, 35% linen; 756 yards 690 meters/115 grams): Coral (1 ball)

Needles
US size 4 (3.5 mm): 32” (81cm) circular
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
Approx. 21 size 6/0 (4 mm) beads; stitch marker; tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends; appropriate size crochet hook for adding beads; blocking pins/wires.

Gauge
24 sts and 30 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking.
30 sts and 36 rows =4” 10 cm in lace pattern after wet blocking.

Techniques
Garter tab cast on, knit and purl decreases, beaded bind off, left and right leaning increases.