This pattern is designed to bring fun into your knitting. The Candy Stripe Shawl is knitted bottom-up, so you start with the lace border and work your way up from there while the rows are getting shorter and the knitting gets done faster and faster.
I named this shawl for the i-cord-edging at the top which looks just like a striped candy cane. This edge isn't only very decorative, it also keeps the shawl from rolling in and hides the unused yarn you have to carry on when knitting stripes.
There are photo-tutorials for the unusual wraps in the lace and grafting together the last stitches for a neat finished. So the pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters. The lace instructions are written as well as charted.
The pattern comes in two sizes: a neck-kerchief (S) and a full sized shawl.
18 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10cm/ 4 x 4" in stockinette stitch before blocking.
Getting gauge is not crucial but will affect the size of the finished shawl and the yardage needed.
500 yards of Lace weight
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