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Wearin' My Heart on My Sleeve shawlette

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Wearin' My Heart on My Sleeve shawlette
Wearin' My Heart on My Sleeve shawlette
Wearin' My Heart on My Sleeve shawlette
Wearin' My Heart on My Sleeve shawlette
Wearin' My Heart on My Sleeve shawlette
Wearin' My Heart on My Sleeve shawlette

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic lace knitting - yo's, k2tog, ssk, etc
  • ability to hold a carry-along thread with the working yarn

Pattern Description:

REVISED: 10/29/14 to clarify directions.

Say what you will, there is nothing quite like knitting (and wearing) 100% cashmere!

This shawlette, knit up using a total of 50g of DK-weigh cashmere (one skein each natural white and pale grey) this shawl gets a bit of bling from carrying-along a strand of Kreinik's Twist, a machine wash/dry metallic thread that doesn't alter the gauge and yet does add a hint of sparkle to this sophisticated topper.

Directions are written out and charted!


shawlette is worked from the left end towards the wider right end, creating vertical striping
the top half of the shawlette is worked in garter-stitch stripes (alternating 2 rows/1 ridge of white and gray)
the lower half of the shawlette is worked in a heart and diamond lace panel
the Kreinik Twist is carried-along with the gray only to allow for a subtle hint of bling
the three buttons are placed in the upper right of the shawlette; the "buttonholes" are the yo-eyelets on the upper left end
ALWAYS slip the first st of each row (as if to purl) to ensure a nice, chained edge

Gauge:

16sts x 24 rws = 4" stockinette, worked flat

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size: neck edge = 28", hem edge = 42", ends = 2" and 13"; widest part of shawlette = 15.5"

Materials:

  • approx 240 yards (two colors, so 122 each) of cashmere, DK weight
  • approx 125 yards Kreinik Twist in silver
  • US #8 circs - 24 inch length
  • 2 stitch markers
  • three 3/4 buttons to secure shawlette

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Gedifra Cashmere

Colorway:

natural white, pale grey
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Intermediate
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Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
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About the designer

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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