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Here's a shawl/scarf that is just the thing to add a feminine flourish to any outfit. This versatile piece works equally well as a shawl wrapped around the shoulders or as a scarf worn boho style and looped around your neck.
Beautiful and delicate Stockinette stitch leaves are suspended against open garter stitch on one long edge. The body of the shawl is knit in a simple eyelet lace that echoes the openness and keeps the whole piece light and airy.
This is your quintessential shawl/scarf that will take you easily from spring through fall, especially if knit in a season-spanning color, like the Antique Lace shown here. Requires only 2 (gorgeous!) hanks of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn. Ends are tapered for extra flair, but if you want to keep it simpler, just omit the shaping and work this as a rectangle.
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Errata fixed 8/8/14: p.8, Row 51 of Chart ONLY - 1st st should be k2tog. All downloads after 8/8/14 corrected.
Finished Knit Measurements: Version 1 – Rectangle Shape: 15 ¾" [40 cm] wide (at widest point) x 65" [165 cm] long. Version 2 – Tapered Rectangle Shape: 15 ¾" [40 cm] wide (at widest point) x 81 ¾" [207.5 cm] long (longer edge).
Skill Level: Tapered Rectangle shape shown here. Easier Rectangle version included in these instructions.
Yarn Used: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [420 yds/384 m] per hank): 2 hanks in Color Antique Lace. NOTE: The Tapered Rectangle Version uses up most all of the yarn, so be sure your gauge is correct.
Pattern Gauge: 27 sts = 4 ½" [11.5 cm] in Leaf Edging (widest point); 32 rows = 5" [12.5 cm] in Leaf Edging; 17 sts = 3 ½" [9 cm] in Lace St.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A fingering weight superwash merino wool yarn with a gauge of 26-30 sts = 4" [10 cm] on sizes 1-2 [2.25-2.75 mm] needles.
Total Yardage Required: 840 yds [768 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Some non-wool suggestions: Knitpicks Comfy Fingering Weight, Crystal Palace Panda Cotton, Rowan 4 Ply Cotton, Patons Cotton 4ply, Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, Cleckheaton Bamboo, Quince and Company Sparrow
Some merino blend suggestions: Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight, Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino, Knit Picks Stroll (Solids, Heathers, or Tonal), madelinetosh tosh sock
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 7 [4.5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by tosca on 23rd Feb 2017
I have knitted this shawl for myself in beige and for a colleague in black. Although Dutch is my native language I could easily understand the English description.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Sep 2014
Lovely. I'm making this for my granddaughter's wedding next year. It will be a lovely addition.
Posted by Charlotte Lynn Layton on 7th Aug 2014
Although I haven't yet started this project, when I saw it, I knew it was one of those things that HAD to be knit! I love knitting lace and when looking through the pattern it appears that it will be very easy to follow. Looking forward to finishing up the baby sweaters I am making so I can start it.