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Like tinsel added as a finishing touch on a Christmas tree, this curved triangular shawl will add that oh-so-awesome touch of glitz and glam to any outfit.
Knit this shawl from the top center, with three sets of increases to fan out the shape into a semi-circle. The two side eyelet increase sets are then shifted to the edges when the lace pattern is started, creating the final curved triangular shape that allows this shawl to cascade quite elegantly at the tapered ends.
The lace pattern is a fairly simple, and very open, stitch pattern that complements the beauty of the glimmery silver yarn.
Finished Blocked Measurements: Approx 67" [170 cm] across top; 25 ¾" [65.5 cm] height at center.
Skill Level: Intermediate in terms of Lacework, must be comfortable using mohair/silk blends (fixing mistakes is very challenging!).
Yarn Used: Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse (66% Mohair/27% Silk/4% Polyester/3% Nylon); .875 oz/25 g [219 yds/200 m] per ball): 2 balls in Color #456 Libra. NOTES: Exactly 2 balls were used in the sample (including the yarn that was used for a gauge swatch). If your yardage is less, you can BO a few rows earlier. If you can't find this yarn, Debbie Bliss Party Angel and Stacy Charles Luna are close matches that also have the metallic thread.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 16 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st (blocked); 16 sts = 4 ¼" [8 cm] in Vine Lace.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A lace-weight (2-ply) mohair (66–70%) and silk blend yarn with a shimmery metallic thread a 4.5-6.25 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 3-8 needles [3.25-5 mm].
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 438 yds [400.5 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try: w/metallic thread: Debbie Bliss Party Andgel (218 yds/199m per ball), Stacy Charles Luna (232 yds/212 m per ball); w/o metallic thread: Madil Yarns Kid Seta (230 yds/210 m per ball), Garnstudio DROPS Kid-silk (218 yds/199 m per ball), Debbie Bliss Angel (219 yds/200 m per ball), Rowan Kidsilk Haze (230 yds/210 m per ball), Elann.com Silken Kydd (232 yds/212.5 m per ball).
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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