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A rectangular shawl inspired by the mesh bags of beach balls that seem to hang outside every shop in an English seaside town.
The shawl is knitted from the bottom up, with the border knitted on afterwards. Both written and charted instructions are included for the main stitch pattern and border.
A tutorial for the border is included on pages 6-9. This is photo heavy, so only print if you need to.
The striped nature of the lace works wonders taming variegated yarns.
Working the repeats specified, the border uses 23-25% of the total yardage.
Ideal yarns for this have approximately 600 meters/ 650 yards per 100g (or 20 wpi for hand spinners).
Yarns used for sample and testing:
Artist's Palette Yarns Softee
Posh Yarn Miranda Heavy Lace
The Sanguine Gryphon Ballyhoo
To work a gauge swatch, I recommend casting on 30 stitches, and working as per the main body of the shawl with 2 instead of 7 repeats. To ensure the shawl will turn out the expected size, block this swatch.
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in blocked stitch pattern
850 yards of Lace weight
Alicia lives in London with her husband and eight computers. A professional number cruncher turned knitwear designer, she has spent the last 20 years having an illogical love affair with Excel’s logical functions.