Triangular Shawl - Lyra by Alla's Designs

Triangular Shawl - Lyra

February 2009
Lace ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1.0 mm
1.5 mm
2.5 mm
875 - 1200 yards (800 - 1097 m)
22"x53" for lace and 27"x57" for LB 1878
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The shawl is inspired by the Niebling’s pattern for Lyra doily. But it is heavily reworked to eliminate infamous binding, dense spots in the mesh and make it stay on the shoulders in a way of Faroese shawls.

The shawl is knitted from the center back, top down, and has a crescent shape. There are four complete repeats of the pattern plus one additional fan to keep the ends symmetrical. The pattern has two more variations on the shawl.

This is an intermediate complexity pattern, but adventurous beginners are welcome to try it also. The stitches are Knit, purl, YO, K2tog, k3tog, and twisted stitch - Ktbl or TW. First couple of rows are written out in addition to the charts. The beginning is the most difficult place, then it becomes very easy. The pattern includes 8 pages of instructions, one page of changes for the rev. 3 and 8 pages of charts.

The charts are vertically aligned to show progression of the stitches and colored to show the design elements, which prevents errors and makes it easier to see where you are in your knitting.

It takes about 60 hours to finish the shawl for moderately experienced knitter. Yarn requirements vary from 900 yds for lace to 1200 yds for fingering weight.

Happy knitting to all,