Tulle Shawl by Helen Stewart

Tulle Shawl

November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)
one size
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Crescent shawl, simple garter stitch body and beautiful lace border. Knitting pattern for adventurous beginners.

This pattern is part of Knitvent 2017 available for purchase here.

Snowflakes, flowers, and fairies. The iconic ballerina’s tutu is the stuff of dreams. A foam of soft netting, magnificently embellished to emphasise the dancer’s beauty and grace, it’s usually the first image we think of when we hear the word “ballet”. There’s something inherently magical about the floaty nature of tulle. Even in a little girl’s party dress, a few layers is enough to inspire hours of twirling, spinning and swooping.

The Tulle Shawl was inspired by an exquisite tutu, lovely enough for the Sugar Plum Fairy herself. The garter stitch base makes for relaxing knitting at a busy time of year, and while the elegant lace looks intricate and impressive, it’s actually straightforward to knit! This is a wonderful single-skein project in fingering weight yarn: perfect for a special bit of stash or a gentle speckle. Optional beads offer a chance for a little glitter: dazzling under the stage lights.

Approximately 137cm (54”) diameter across straight top edge
38cm (15”) neck to bottom edge

The Wool Kitchen Merino Silk 50% Merino, 50% Silk; 400m/437yds per 100g skein, 1 skein,
Colour: Mailaka


Circus Tonic Handmade Fiesta Fingering 100% Australian Superwash Merino; 360m/394yds per 100g skein, 1 skein,
Colour: Pirouette

100g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling
approximately 360m/394yds

4mm (US 6), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Removable marker or safety pin
Tapestry needle

If using beads (optional)
US Steel Size 12/1.0mm Crochet hook (or hook small enough to fit through holes in beads)
Approx. 160 beads/ 15g). size 6 seed beads (beads used in
sample are Miyuki beads)