Setting the stage by Petra Breakstone

Setting the stage

Knitting
August 2019
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, unblocked
US 10 - 6.0 mm
403 yards (369 m)
One size
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Setting the stage is a fitting name for this crescent shaped shawl as you are constantly increasing in rows of Stockinette stitches to then finally setting the stage to a spectacular, yet easily knitted lace border.

Blocked size: Span of 84” in the bottom lace section, 17” in height, including the 4” height lace portion.

The pattern is written and has a lace chart.

Use up your stash or knit from a knit kit, either way you will thoroughly enjoy this project~

Yarn:
Used here a brand new color way called “Heartbeat” in the Yarnology skein with 7 changes in colors, textures and weight in 34 yards each portions. 238 yards in total.
Plus 1 skein of Bambolino, a sport weight bamboo/cotton/linen blend for the lace section. 165 yards a skein.
Knit kits with both yarns, the printed and emailed pattern are available at Yarnz2go

Alternatively use C1 - C8 in 34 yards each and 7 portions in varying colors and weights:
C1 - sport red
C2 - DK cinnamon
C3 - fingering multi color
C4 - worsted red/brown
C5 - sport coral
C6 - sport brown
C7 - sport red
C8 - 140 yards of sport weight yarn for the lace in red

Notions:
US size 10 (6 mm) circular needle 40” (101 cm) in length
23 Stitch markers (trust me, you want them)
Darning needle or crochet hook for finishing

Gauge:
You may need a larger needles size, as I am a loose knitter. A gauge swatch will reassure you of the needle size needed.
13 sts and 19 rows in 4” of Stockinette stitch, unblocked.

Level of Expertise: Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate

Enjoy this pretty shawl!