New Light by Meg Gadsbey

New Light

April 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
One: Wingspan (longest edge): 97"/246 cm; Depth: 17" /43 cm after blocking.
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New Light is a light and airy asymmetric triangular shawl knitted on the bias in a soft and sleek silk merino cashmere fingering yarn and a floaty soft kid silk lace yarn.

Sections of ethereal lace are interspersed with contrasting striped bands of relaxing garter and stocking stitch to create this simple and elegant design.

New Light shawl yarn bundles are available from Louie & Lola Yarns

Yarn Requirements
MC - Louie & Lola Merino Silk Cashmere Fingering (70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 437 yds/400 m per 100 g) in the Olive Grove colourway, 1 skein.
CC - Louie & Lola Mohair Silk Lace (72% Kid Mohair, 28% Mulberry Silk; 460 yds/420 m per 50 g), in the Seaspray colourway, 1 skein.


MC - Approximately 400 yds/366 m of fingering/4 ply yarn.
CC - Approximately 400 yds/366 m of lace/2 ply mohair yarn (or fingering/4 ply yarn, if preferred).

Needles & Notions
6 US/4 mm circular needles, 32”/80 cm or 40”/100 cm long.
Tapestry/yarn needle to weave in ends.

21 sts and 40 rows per 4”/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial but a different gauge will alter the finished size, drape and amount of yarn required.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan (longest edge): 97”/246 cm;
Depth: 17” /43 cm after blocking.

Pattern Notes
New Light is worked in one piece from the top right corner across to the left and downwards.
Two increases at the beginning and one decrease at the end of every right side row creates an asymmetric triangular shape.
You may find it helpful to use a stitch marker to indicate the RS.
The pattern instructions are fully written out and, for those who prefer to work from charts, a chart for the lace is also included.

Yarn Support
Louie & Lola Yarns

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