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Amaranth Shawl


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  • Intarsia|Lace

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The challenge was to create a curved shawl knit sideways so it could incorporate the lovely lace motif I had encountered when I made the Amaranth Headband. The shawl uses 1 full skein for the main color, and less than half of the lace color. This shawl is knit sideways from one point increasing toward the widest part at center, and then decreasing again toward the opposite point. This is a weight-based pattern in order to get the most out of the main color skein of yarn. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cable cast-on increase and decrease do basic intarsia (only one color change) knit lace GAUGE Gauge 23 sts x 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, using US 4 / 3.5mm needles 19 sts x 22 rows = 3.5" / 9 cm in Lace pattern, using US 4 / 3.5mm needles Or size needed to obtain gauge SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width at center 12"/ 31 cm Wingspan is 68" / 173 cm (adjustable) SUGGESTED YARN 600 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rosy Green Wool, Cheeky Merino joy COLORWAY Ruby #50, Isar Pebble #062

Supplies Needed

  • 1 pair of size US 4 / 3.5mm knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • scrap yarn for liefelines (optional)
  • Rosy Green Wool, Cheeky Merino Joy (100% Organic Superwash Merino), 100g, 350 yd / 320 m Main Color (MC): 1 skein, Isar Pebble #062 Lace Color (LC): 0.75 skein, Ruby #050

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My grandmothers were the reason I love hand-work and crafts so much. As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, they gave me craft-related responsibilities abound. My earliest crafting photo is me at 5 years old sitting atop a table making a foam cake base in deep concentration, craft glue in one hand and crepe paper in the other. Now, I'm an illustrator and designer with dabblings in knitwear design and typography.