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Aug
2010
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A Study in Grey

A Study in Grey is now available for purchase as a download, for $6.00 either on Ravelry, or directly through the blog by clicking this buy now button.

If you like this pattern you may also wish to purchase Baby’s Magic Blankie, a blanket (available in a baby as well as adult size) pattern inspired by this shawl.

You can buy both patterns at the same time for $9.00 total, either on Ravelry, or directly through the blog by clicking this buy now button.

Knit out of 100% baby alpaca, A Study in Grey looks great carefully draped over an elegant evening dress for a dinner party, casually thrown on over jeans and a shirt for a day of running errands, or wrapped around your shoulders to combat the air conditioning in a too chilly office building. The garter-based, knit on border lends a nice contrast to stockinette-based body, while the field of small and simple drops that make up the main body contrasts with the triangles which make up the base for the border. Yet the very subtle diagonal lines present in both stitches holds the piece together. All of these features combined create and air of Victorian inspired elegance.

Though this piece is knit on small needles using lace weight yarn, the easy to memorize pattern makes this shawl a good beginners lace project, and a relaxing project for the more experienced lace knitter. The main body of the stole is knit in one piece, beginning with a provisional cast on, then the border stitches are picked up, and the stole ends with a knit on border.

This download comes with a “printer friendly version” of the pattern, as well as a “normal version.” The idea of the “printer friendly version” is for the knitter to have a much smaller file, with all of the essential pattern information, but without the very large color intense photos. Along with a larger file, with the pattern and lots of photographs, as well as a description, and spacious formatting.

If you like this pattern you may also wish to purchase Baby’s Magic Blankie, a blanket (avalible in a baby as well as adult size) pattern inspired by this shawl.

You can buy both patterns at the same time for a reduced price of $9.00.

Yarn: 1700 yards (1554 meters) of Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud, or another lace weight yarn

Needles: 1 pair of US size 2s (2.75mm) circulars, and 2 US size 2 DPNs

Notions: 8 stitch markers
1 row marker

Gauge: 10sts/inch; 12 rows/inch in stockinette stitch

Blocked Dimensions: 25″x56″

Skills Used:
provisional cast on
knitting and purling
slipping stitches
picking up and knitting stitches
grafting
weaving in ends
blocking lace
knitting 2 and 3 stitches together
yarn over
slip, slip, knit
knit 2 together- through the back loop
slip, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over

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