Portiere Shawl by Rachel Brockman

Portiere Shawl

July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Clustered Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
460 - 880 yards (421 - 805 m)
S, M, L
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Portiere is another word for a drape placed over a doorway. Though this shawl is best worn by a person, it is named so because of the lovely drape of the fabric. The sections shine with the gradient offered by Ava Lu yarns, but this shawl is also beautiful in solids, speckles, or by using alternating colors.

Portiere is a half-circle shaped shawl is knit from the top-down beginning with a garter tab cast on. The shawl is divided into sections separated by eyelet rows. Each section features a different stitch. To accommodate individual preferences, each stitch pattern is referenced with charts on a separate page. Finally, an I-cord bind off creates a simple, but neat edge to compliment the texture of the pattern.

Sizes: S (M, L)
Sample is shown in Bunny FooFoo and is size L.
Yardage Requirements (approximate): 460 (630, 880)
Gauge: 28 stitches and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm over Clustered Stockinette stitch
Suggested Needle size: US 5 / 3.75 mm
Note: Gauge is not crucial for this pattern, but it will affect yardage requirements.
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers (Note: size L may wish to use additional stitch markers in a contrasting color to keep track of stitch counts.)

Just before Set-up Row 1 of Section Six, one WS row is missing and should be worked as follows:
Next Row (WS): K2, sm, p to m, sm, k2.