Ghosts & Mirrors
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Elegant. Delicate. Luxurious.
The shawl ghosts across the shoulders, and triangles mirror themselves to create this geometric stitch pattern.
This is a simple rectangular shawl with a crisp clear stitch pattern, and a generous garter stitch border. Pair it with a simple black dress, and a beautiful shawl pin, to make it the epitome of understated elegance.
Knit in one piece from cast on to bind off, this pattern uses one skein of lace weight yarn to create a warm but delicate shawl, designed to stun. The vertical lines of the stitch pattern draw the eye all the way up the shawl, while the understated garter border holds it all together.
Yarn: 875 yards (800 meters), lace weight
Shown in: Bittersweet Woolery, “Sweet Nothings Silken”; 1 skein, 875 yards (800 meters)/skein, colorway ‘Ghost Violet’
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 32 inch (80 cm) circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge: 22 sts/4 inches; 36 rows/4 inches (22 sts/10 cm; 36 rows/10 cm) in washed and blocked stockinette
Blocked Dimensions: 12 inches (30.5 cm) wide, blocked; 50 inches (127 cm) long blocked
Skills Used: casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, k2tog, ssk, sk2p, yo, weaving in ends, blocking lace