October 16, 2012



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Breathe. Sit. Knit.
This shawl is simple and meditative, but not boring. The lace pattern is small, easy to memorize, and easy to knit. The stockinette rows make great resting rounds and sections. The colorwork is all just stripes, so you’re only ever working with one yarn at a time.
But together, the lace, the stockinette, the striping, combine to create a spectacular shawl.

Yarn: MC: 950 yards (868 meters), lace weight
Shown in: Madelinetosh, “Tosh Lace”; 1 skein, 950 yards (868 meters)/skein, colorway ‘citrus’
CC: 650 yards (594 meters), lace weight
Shown in: Sweet Georgia, “Merino Silk Lace”; 1 skein, 765 yards (700 meters)/skein, colorway ‘dutch’

Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 1 set DPNs, 32 inch (80 cm) circular, 40 inch (100 cm) circular, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 1 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 30 sts/4 inches; 32 rows/4 inches (30 sts/10 cm; 32 rows/10 cm) in washed and blocked stockinette

Blocked Dimensions: 48 inches (122 cm) diameter, blocked

Skills Used: casting on, binding off, knitting, working in the round on circulars and DPNs, working with two colors of yarn in stripes, k2tog, ssk, sk2p, yo, weaving in ends, blocking lace