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Every girl should have at least one beautiful, diaphanous scarf in her closet. And if it's one that she's knit herself and can do double duty as a shawl, then all the better!
Here's one design that fits that description quite perfectly. I love it best worn asymmetrically wrapped around the neck, as shown.
It's knit from the center top down with 3 sets of eyelet increases that cause the stitches to fan out into a semi-circular shape. The two side eyelet increase sets are then shifted to the edges when the pretty leaf lace is started, creating the versatile wide, triangular shape with lacy, tapered ends.
This scarf/shawl finishes easily with a gently scalloped border. And only 2 balls of the featherweight kid silk yarn are needed to complete this.
Choose a beautiful neutral color like the light grey/blue here and you'll have a light layering piece to wear over various outfits for many seasons to come.
ALSO available as part of The Gossamer Lace Collection eBook, which includes 4 Lace Shawl/Scarf patterns.
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 65" [165 cm] across top; 24" [61 cm] height at center when measured flat.
Yarn Used: Elann.com Silken Kydd (70% Super Kid Mohair/30% Silk); .875 oz/25 g [232 yds/212 m] per hank): 2 balls in Color #22 Dusk Blue.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 13 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st (blocked aggressively).
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A lace/2-ply weight silk mohair blend yarn with a gauge of 18-24 sts = 4" [10 cm] on size 2 to 6 [3 to 4 mm] needle.
Total Yardage Required: 425 yds [464 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5 mm] needles: 32" [80 cm] or longer circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Beth giorgianni on 2nd Jun 2014
As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed working this pattern. I am sure it will be a wardrobe staple for years to come with the many ways it can be worn. I used élan silk mohair as the pattern suggested and it worked up great. Like a cloud soft and light.
Posted by Emily (Grammy from MN) on 19th Aug 2013
All of your patterns I have purchased in the past have been a great find...This one also..I love making your items....I knit my granddaughter a sweater, which she loves to this day...I will have to start thinking of knitting another she is growing like a weed...Perfect weight of yarn for a sweater after ballet lessons :)