I live in the quaint Alpine City of Gaylord MI. I learned to knit from my great grandmother at the age of 8. I am also known as O/C Knitiot, and I come by it naturally. Everything has to match & ...
I live in the quaint Alpine City of Gaylord MI. I learned to knit from my great grandmother at the age of 8. I am also known as O/C Knitiot, and I come by it naturally. Everything has to match & balance in my knitting. My friends tease me, but I secretly fear they will bury me with mismatched socks to get even.
The appeal of this shawl besides the beauty of cable and lace is starting with the longest edge and decreasing 4 stitches every other row until you finish. Who doesn't love a project that gets shorter as you go instead of longer!
The border is added by picking up all your edge stitches and working a 6-stitch cable, sideways. The border brings it all together and is a very attractive feature to the total look of the shawl.
"Lovina" features a very easy lace/cable repeat and is done with little difficulty.
There are charts and also written directions for those who love each. As a bonus I have added a scarf pattern using the same cable and lace pattern stitch. The border is worked in seed stitch.
5 stitches, 9 rows per inch in stocking stitch