Soulace by Cheryl Faust

Soulace

by Cheryl Faust
Knitting
April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Slip stitch pattern / Chart 2, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
730 - 750 yards (668 - 686 m)
one size easily adjustable
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Looking for a relaxing project to sooth your soul, occupy your hands and allow your mind to daydream a bit? Well, look no further than Soulace

Soulace is a generously sized, asymmetric triangular shawl, knit from the bottom up. Beginning with just a few stitches, its stunning, texture rich fabric is achieved by working a simple slip stitch pattern. Take a closer look to reveal the nicely detailed edges, including a modified (and a bit less frilly) picot bind-off.

Pattern includes fully written and charted instructions. I would consider Soulace to be beginner friendly. It’s a great pattern to learn and practice the slip stitch, using a single color. The charts are easy to read and cross reference to the written instructions, helping a chart reading newbie gain confidence and skill. Although Soulace is suitable for a beginner, there is enough variety throughout the project to keep a more experienced knitter engaged from start to finish.

Y A R N • R E Q U I R E M E N T S

Approx. 733 yards / 670 m of DK weight yarn

Used for samples:

Olive Green Sample – The Uncommon Thread, Posh DK

  • 3 skeins of color-way Zitouni

Umber Sample by Nathalie of Woolissime Yarns

  • 3 skeins of Emma in color-way Terre d’Ombre, plus
  • 1 skein of Stella in color-way Terre d’Ombre (yarns held double for Chart 3, Chart 4 and Bind-off)

A P P R O X • D I M E N S I O N S

98” / 249 cm wingspan
26” / 66 cm deep at center spine

N E E D L E • R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S

US 6 / 4.0 mm, 40” 100 cm or longer, circular needle and
US 5 / 3.75 mm, 40” 100 cm or longer, circular needle
(or sizes to obtain gauge)

G A U G E

17 sts x 40 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm, using larger needles, in slip stitch pattern / Chart 2, blocked

T E C H N I Q U E S

Increasing
Knit & Purl
Slip Stitch
Modified Picot Bind-off

Pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit

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