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Lusciously drapey, this romantic shawl, knitted in sock, DK, or worsted weight yarn, is surprisingly simple to knit. It is sure to be the focal point of your outfit.
The gauge is 5 sts = 1” in sock, DK, or worsted weight yarn on a size 8 needle.
Directions are provided for both multi and solid color versions. Each row is spelled out for you stitch-by-stitch, row-by-row for ease and accuracyin working the designs.
I chose these particular motifs for this great-fitting shawl in order to achieve a delicate, lacy appearance. This pattern has enough stitch variation to hold the interest of the more advanced knitter, yet the motifs are not too difficult for a knitter on an intermediate level. As with all my other designs, I have provided clear, detailed directions. For best results, adhere to them exactly. Here is what you will need:
Needles: size 8 – 10” straight for flounce; 29” or 32” circular for body
straight needles #6 for flowers
crochet hook size F
Yarn: approximately 900 yards sock, DK, or worsted weight for solid shawl;
9 colors for multi (yardages are approximations; please be sure to have sufficient amounts on hand):
Color shown in Quantity (yds)
A peach 200
MC camel 450
B brown tweed 150
D nubby sparkly 75
E rust sparkly 150
F multi fuzzy 120
G sequins 120
H brown (leaves) 135