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An Apple a Day Shawl


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The "An Apple a Day" Shawl pattern comes with both charts and written instructions and has been professionally tech edited and test knit to give you a pleasant knitting experience. The "Apple" Shawl is the perfect way to show off a beautiful skein of hand-dyed yarn. This crescent shaped shawl has a graceful shape that's easy to wear, as it stays on without a shawl pin; it can work as a scarf and be draped in many different ways. It's designed to use one skein (about 440 yds/400 m) of a solid, or semi-solid yarn such as Bee Mice Elf Fingering weight yarn. Beginning with a center neck cast on, the shawl is knit top down to the edge. Inspiration: It reflects the theme of the Apple in all its seasons by including small apple blossoms scattered lightly over the stockinette stitch section; a lattice design indicating the harvest with big wicker baskets of apples; and round motifs showing the crisp juicy apples themselves. A lace edging representing the leaves on the apple trees is blocked into points to finish off the shawl. You may opt to add beads to this edging to simulate the morning dew. A "Mellow" version uses just K2tog and YO (and knit and purl) so that it can be completed by a beginning Lace Knitter. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Lace Knitting Increase/Decrease Adding beads (optional) GAUGE 24 sts and 34 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Shawlette Size, and Large Size Approx 17 (20) in/43 (50) cm deep, and 90 (140) in/235 (352) cm around outer edge, after blocking SUGGESTED YARN 450 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Bee Mice Elf (Etsy store) COLORWAY An Apple a Day

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fingering Weight yarn 440-625 yds (402-572 m)
  • Beads (optional) About 280 beads for smaller size, 320 beads for larger size
  • Small crochet hook for placing beads

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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.

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