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50 Shades Shawl


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This cozy wearable wrap is in the shape of a V with the point cut off. It's better than a rectangular stole for wrapping around your shoulders, yet easier than crescents or half circle shapes. It starts with a lace edging, then decreases are used to create the angles that make the shape. There are lacy bands of different textures that will show off the gradient yarn, since different lace textures will also be different colors. There are lace designs such as the fir tree lace, rows of eyelets, and a tulip motif (see swatch) There are stockinette stitch and garter stitch bands too, for some restful knitting. Optional beads are included in the design. There are both written and charted instructions. Yarn Solid, semi-solid or gradient yarn Wool or wool-silk blend About 390 (425) yds/375 (415) m are required. If using 2 colors (as shown), MC uses about 300 (345) yds, CC uses 110 (120) yds. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Lace knitting Increase, decrease GAUGE 20 sts to 4 in/10 cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Shawlette Size, and Large Size 55 (65) inches/138 (162) cm along lower edge, about 17 (20) inches/43 (50) cm wide SUGGESTED YARN 390 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Madeline Tosh, Fleece Artist, Desert Vista Dyeworks

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Brenda Castiel Designs
Brenda Castiel Designs
I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I am Goodstuff on Ravelry, and blog from time to time about knitting and life here: I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Knitpicks, Creative Knitting magazine, KNIT magazine (Yarn Forward), Yarn magazine, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Three Irish Girls Yarns.