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VLSI

Crochet
May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
4 repeats = 4 inches
3.75 mm (F)
652 - 870 yards (596 - 796 m)
Petite (Regular)
US
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As the days lengthen and warm, this transition piece adds understated elegance while taking the edge off air conditioning too optimistic for the current temperature.

Named in honor of Lynn Conway and her VLSI microelectronics design revolution (with Carver Mead). She forever changed computer science with this paradigm shift.

While I’ve focused on software for my entire career, the design offers a nod to her rapid prototyping process.

The stitch pattern is comprised of a simple five-stitch chain anchored with a single crochet, providing a rhythm to work and a standard stitch as the design foundation. To add interest, there are short intervals with picots.

Lorna’s Laces variegated and speckled yarns are highlighted in this shawl, and while designed in two similar hues, it looks forward to your experimentation.

The piece could be stunning all in the same colourway or even working the entire 13 row repeat before switching yarn. If you do mix it up, please remember that you may require additional yardage.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills required: foundation single crochet, single crochet, half-double crochet.
Sizes: Petite (Regular) Petite is shown
Finished Measurements: 17in/43cm wide x 66 (82)in/167.5 (208)cm long
Gauge: In stitch pattern: 4 (sc, ch 5) groups wide and 8.5 long = 4in/10cm blocked

Materials:
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; 435 yards /398 meters per 100 gram skein)
Color A: Aslan, 1 (1) skein
Color B: Owen, 1 (1) skein
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
Notions: tapestry needle, removable stitch marker (optional)

Yarn Support: Lorna’s Laces
Tech Editor and Diagrams: Lindsey Stephens, Poetry in Yarn