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Pyrus

Knitting
September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
17.8 stitches and 21.2 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
677 yards (619 m)
One. Customisable to some extent.
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Pyrus, this shawl, is the big sister of the Piccolo Pyrus cowl.

Back in spring, I sat under a blooming magnolia tree. The elongated, pear-shaped flowers were amazingly abundant and quite fascinating in their form and colours. Inspired by the shape, I created the Pyrus, a half-circular shawl. A lace pattern with a pear-shaped form, opening and closing, takes centre stage. It is completed by open lace sections in the inner parts of the circle and a lace edging reminiscent of petals opening to the skies.
The Pyrus shawl is perfect for some precious hand-dyed skeins that will complement the lace pattern to its best with their subtle colour variations. Being worked in DK-weight, the shawl knits quickly and will keep your shoulders warm in style during the cold season.

Yarn
Chestnut Cabin Merino Yak Silk DK (DK, 60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Silk, 212 m / 232 yards per 100 grams); 3 skeins; sample uses 292 grams in colour Moonlight Shadow.

Needles
3.5 mm (US size 4) circular needles or size to obtain gauge with four cable lengths as follows: (1) 60 cm / 24 inches; (2) 80 cm / 32 inches; (3) 100 cm / 40 inches; (4) 152 cm / 60 inches.

Gauge
19 stitches and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked.
17.8 stitches and 21.2 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Pattern E, blocked.
16 sts and 18 rows = 9.5 cm / 3.75 inches wide and 8.5 cm / 3.35 inches tall over one repeat box (shown in red) of stitch Pattern E, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Crochet hook 3 mm / D-3. 32 Stitch markers. Two removable stitch markers. Waste yarn. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

Size
One. Customisable to some extent.

Final Measurements
Height (h) 76.5 cm / 30.12 inches, width (w) 153 cm / 60.25 inches.

Skill level
Knit, purl, yarn over, single and double decreases. Provisional Crochet CO (video tutorial given). Garter tab (video tutorial given). Patterning on both sides with knit, purl, single decreases.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked flat in 4 Sections to form a half circular shawl. A schematic shows the shawl shape and sections.
Suggestions are given to customise the pattern to some extent.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: carolfitz2, GinGoddess, needler60, Sabinesophia3, Sunbluebird.
Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!