Madeira Way by Emily Lipa

Madeira Way

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 4 - 3.5 mm
875 yards (800 m)
92” (233.75 cm) wingspan, 21” (53.25 cm) deep, 48” (122 cm) bind-off edge, 66” (167.75 cm) side
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Madeira Way began as vacation knitting for my annual visit with my aunt and uncle in Florida. The mindless garter stripes were the perfect companion. I brought my knitting everywhere with us and they watched in awe as my shawl grew. My aunt and I spent many hours on their balcony and by the pool knitting together and enjoying each other’s company. We often saw trees and bushes with colors that matched my shawl. Madeira Way has become a souvenir for this trip as the colors and floral lace will always remind me of the time shared with my family.

Madeira Way is an asymmetrical triangle shawl featuring garter stripes and a floral lace pattern. A picot bind-off completes the shawl. While the lace is not particularly difficult, it does require attention. I think this shawl is the perfect combination of mindless and challenging knitting.

Yarn
Silk Merino Sock by Life in the Long Grass Dye Studio (LITLG) (50% SW merino / 50% silk, 437 yards (400 m), 100 g)
1 skein each
Color A: Wild Rosebay (pink)
Color B: Bouquet (white speckle)
Note: Almost all of color A is used. If gauge differs significantly, you may run out of yarn.

Needles
US 4 (3.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions
Stitch markers (optional)
Yarn needle

Gauge
23 sts by 44 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch worked flat and blocked
Although gauge is not critical for this shawl, differences will affect the final measurements and yarn requirements.

Finished Measurements
92” (233.75 cm) wingspan
21” (53.25 cm) deep
48” (122 cm) bind-off edge
66” (167.75 cm) side

Skills needed
Cast on, picot bind-off, several increases and decreases: kfbf, k2tog, s2kp, sk2p, ssk, and yo

The pattern has been tech edited and test knit. Thank you to my beautiful friend Yamil for modeling!

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