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Tumbling Deco

from Holly Chayes Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tumbling Deco
Tumbling Deco
Tumbling Deco
Tumbling Deco

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • read charts
  • knit & purl
  • cast on & bind off
  • slip stitches
  • yarn over
  • k2tog & ssk
  • k3tog & k3togtbl
  • k2togtbl
  • sl1-k2tog-psso
  • weave in ends
  • block lace

Pattern Description:

Stacks of blocks tumbling down. Falling from and back into little fields of mesh, leaving simple serenity in their wake.

Referential of the art deco movement, this shawl is knit all in one piece from the top down. It begins by casting on 11 stitches at the back of the neck and continues down, increasing eight stitches every other row to create a crescent that drapes beautifully across the back of the neck and flows over the shoulders. Just before the bind off and eyelet-increase row is worked to ensure that a thorough blocking is possible.

This pattern is only charted. However, written directions may become available at a future date.


6.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in washed and blocked stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18.5 inches (47 cm) down the center back


  • 950 yards (868 meters) of lace weight yarn
  • 1 US size 2 (2.75 mm) 40 inch (101 cm) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry or yarn needle
  • 4 stitch markers
  • 1 coiless safety pin or row marker

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