The challenge was to create a curved shawl knit sideways so it could incorporate the lovely lace motif I had encountered when I made the Amaranth Headband. The shawl uses 1 full skein for the main color, and less than half of the lace color. This shawl is knit sideways from one point increasing toward the widest part at center, and then decreasing again toward the opposite point. This is a weight-based pattern in order to get the most out of the main color skein of yarn.
23 sts x 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in
Stockinette stitch, using US 4 / 3.5mm
19 sts x 22 rows = 3.5" / 9 cm in Lace
pattern, using US 4 / 3.5mm needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge
600 yards of Sport weight
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My grandmothers were the reason I love hand-work and crafts so much. As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, they gave me craft-related responsibilities abound. My earliest crafting photo is me at 5 years old sitting atop a table making a foam cake base in deep concentration, craft glue in one hand and crepe paper in the other.