Vitamarie Shawl by Franklin Habit

Vitamarie Shawl

July 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
720 - 800 yards (658 - 732 m)
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Vitamarie is a relatively simple shawl, knit in one piece from tip to tip. Body and edges are worked simultaneously. All shaping takes place in the body, between a pair of markers. It would make an excellent first large project for a newcomer to lace.

Please note: the lace patterns are charted.

At the top, a simple edging folds over to form a graceful shawl collar that frames the neck and face. The lower edge is decorated with an adaptation of the famous “Print o’ the Wave” lace -- but with a twist: halfway across the shawl, the motif changes direction to give the shawl perfect symmetry.

Please note that the sample required almost the entirety of the 3 skeins. Purchase of 4 skeins is strongly recommended to accommodate potential differences in gauge. If the amount of available yarn is a concern, the shawl can easily be reduced in width by working Charts B and D only 6x each in the unshaped sections. This will remove about 6 inches from the finished width.