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A rectangle shawl in two sizes petite(tall) with allover floral and fern patterns with a horizontal insect motif insert. Stole is begun with a provisional cast-on at center back and worked down to the hem, with an applied (knitted on) lace edging at the bottom hem. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in shawl size. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, increase/decrease GAUGE 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch (unblocked) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 22(25)" W x 74(84)" L (stretched and blocked) SUGGESTED YARN 1500 yards of Lace weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knitting Notions Classic Merino Lace COLORWAY Thyme

Supplies Needed

  • 1200(1500) yards / 1080(1350 mts) of laceweight yarn that has 175-210 yards per ounce
  • Needles: size 6US (4.0 mm) 24" circular needles, or size to obtain correct gauge size 4US (3.5 mm) 24" circular needle for edging (or two sizes smaller than body needle)

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