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Here's a chic alternative to your regular rectangular shawl – one with armholes knit in so you can wear it as a vest and allow the gorgeous length of lace to cascade down the front.
Style it with a shawl pin (as shown at right) or leave it open. A heavenly kid mohair/silk blend yarn in this lovely light grey shade makes this a "goes-with-everything" item that is nothing short of stunning.
A little bit of fabric up top serves as a soft layer gathering against your neck. Two different lace designs keep the project interesting. Deep armholes allow you to layer this over tanks or long sleeves to maximize its versatility.
Who says chasing the chill away can't be easily disguised as you dressing with elegance and style?
You can also skip the armholes if you wish. The 3 lace panels are a beautiful combination that will keep this project interesting as well!
Why Judith? I created this design while watching "The Voice." Judith Hill is an amazing singer (that is unfortunately not a contestant on the show anymore, boo hoo). She is also very striking, tall, and beautiful. Her amazing stage outfits were incredibly elegant, ultra feminine yet powerful, and allowed her to be dramatic, soulful, inspiring, and appropriately diva-esque! All the things I had in mind with this design ;-)
Finished Knit Measurements When Worn: Shoulder to shoulder at back approx 16 ¼ (17 ¾, 19 ¼, 20)" [41.5 (45, 49, 51) cm]. TO FIT SIZES: XS/S (M, L/1X, 2X/3X) or Bust sizes 30-34 (36-38, 40-46, 48-54)" [76-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-117, 122-137) cm].
Yarn Used: DROPS Garnstudio Kid-Silk (75% Super Kid Mohair/25% Silk); .875 oz/25g [218 yds/200 m] per ball): 4 (5, 6, 6) balls in Color #10 Grey.
Pattern Gauge: Diamond Lace: 16 sts = 4" [10 cm] or 27-st panel = 6 ¾" [17 cm] wide; 16 rows = 3" [7.5 cm] or 48 rows (two 12-row reps) = 9" [23 cm]. Vine Lace: 17 sts = 4" [10 cm] and approx 16 rows = 3" [7.5 cm].
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A lace weight yarn in a silk/mohair wool blend with a gauge of 23 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] on size 4 needles [3.5 mm].
Total Yardage Required: 852 (914, 1048, 1114) yds [779 (836, 958, 1019 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Beth Giorgianni on 17th Jun 2014
The pattern is written clearly and is a very simple idea with a great look. It did take some time to adjust to the fine yarn and large neddle size. It is now rolling along nicely.
I used shibui/silk cloud
60percent mohair 40 percent silk
Posted by Denise on 24th Aug 2013
Trying to make some time to go through my very large stash to find the perfect yarn to make this. I've read through the pattern and find, as usual with Katherine's patterns, it is well written and easy to understand.This pattern will not be a problem. I'm looking forward to making it.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Jun 2013
I haven't even purchased the pattern yet, but love the style, the color and the whole concept. I had purchased something similar but since I'm plus sized and it's made in a heavier yarn it's not a good style for me. Love this and will be yarn shopping soon!