Maypole Shawl by Cheryl Toy

Maypole Shawl

May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1140 - 1335 yards (1042 - 1221 m)
One size; Wingspan 68", Depth 28"
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The Maypole Shawl is an easy, semi-circular shawl that begins with a gentle stockinette body. Increases worked every other right side row at 8 points across the shawl produce an almost half-moon shape that is deep and snugly at the center and gently tapered at the points. Evenly spaced increases create very pretty directional shaping lines that put me in mind of a spider’s web or the spokes of a wheel. The lace border in a whimsical lace pattern of big polka dots floating in mesh is knitted continuously, pretty to look at and fun to knit. To finish, an exuberant loop-the-loop edging of I-cord creates a clever scallop.

Suggested Yarn: Manos del Uruguay (75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide; 100g/445yds) #A2800 natural (MC), 2 skeins; #A9453 Macachines (CC), 1 skein.