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Just like its name, this shawlette is vibrant and bold, making it a fabulous accessory to liven up your outfit on any cloudy or wintery day.
An Aran weight yarn in a vibrant color, knit up on big needles, creates definite stitch impact! The naturally waved edge created by the lace stitch pattern is finished off with a few rows of Garter stitch to further accentuate its loveliness.
A gently shaped, long crescent shape is created with clever short rows and allows this to be easily worn as a scarf or shawl.
A versatile design that has lots of personality to complement its wearer!
Finished Knit Measurements: approx 47 ¼" [120 cm] along top curved edge; 12" [30.5 cm] height at middle, blocked.
Yarn Used: Malabrigo Yarn Worsted (100% Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [210 yds/192 m] per hank): 2 hanks in Color #93 Fuscia.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 10 sts and 22 rows = 3" [7.5 cm] in Garter st (blocked).
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: An Aran/heavy worsted weight yarn in a soft merino wool blend with a gauge of 4 - 5 stitches = 1" on US size 7 to 9 needles. IMPORTANT NOTE: Even though the name of the yarn says "Worsted," I consider Malabrigo Worsted more of a Aran, almost bulky weight. Please keep this in mind if choosing a different yarn for this.
Total Yardage Required: 380 yds [348 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] needle: 32" [80 cm] or longer circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE. There are too many sts to work comfortably on straight needles; Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 16" [40 cm] circular needle or double-pointed needles (DPNs) for working neck in the Rnd OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE .
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Posted by Mary-Alice Philman on 19th Feb 2015
This was my first experience with knitting lace. I had a rocky start due to a learning curve, plus I used Malabrigo Rio yarn--slightly more lightweight than the Malabrigo Worsted recommended and in a multicolor pink, purple and beige. I absolutely love and cherish my shawlette, and wear it as a lightweight bed jacket when I knit in the evening, as well as a scarf during the daytime. I plan to make up this pattern again--this time using the Malabrigo Worsted or something comparable and in a solid color so the lacework will really show up nicely.