Tinkerbells Shawl by Anne-Lise Maigaard

Tinkerbells Shawl

June 2016
Lace ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in swatch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
875 - 984 yards (800 - 900 m)
One size
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Difficulty: medium to advanced. PATTERN EVERY ROW! Short rows using German wrapped stitches. 3-needle BO.

Both charts and written pattern.

Yarn: 2 skeins of Zitron Filisilk, 70% merino 30% silk, 656 yards (600 m) / 100g. You won’t need all 200 g, 1.4 skeins or
920 (840 m) will be more than enough if you keep the gauge as stated. However, some testers used a good deal less than this, one used as little as 106g of yarn comparable to the pattern yarn. One tester worked this in fingering weight, and that came in at 828 yards (757 m) on needles US 5 (3.75mm), going down a size for the short rows section.
When substituting yarn, make sure you have very good stitch definition.

Size: One size only. 19 inches (48 cm) deep and 59 inches (150 cm) from side to side. Use heavier weight yarn and larger needles if you want a larger shawl. Blocking is done without needles in the top edge. If you pin that edge out too, it will block a little deeper and with a straight top.

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle or the needle you need to get a fabric you like, and a circular needle one size smaller than that for the BO. Cable needle.

Gauge: 18 sts x 32 rows in swatch pattern is 4 inches (10 cm) blocked and relaxed.

Beads: 710 seed beads size 8/0. Beads are optional.

Other notions: Stitch markers. Crochet hook or other gizmo for placing beads. If your beads are a little irregular, using a piece of bendable fishing line or the like is a practical solution. Darning needle.

Construction: The shawl is worked from the edge and up, the central part is made using short rows with German wrapped stitches. A sideways knitted on edge closes off all live shawl stitches and the final 9 stitches on each side are bound off using a 3-needle BO.