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Return of the Swallow


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Return of the Swallow is an original sideways shawl worked in stockinette stitch and adorned by a pretty lace edging. The unusual increase rate creates a long asymmetrical triangle with diagonal lines, giving a classic construction just the right amount of zest. The overall effect is feminine and flirty for a fast and rewarding project. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on Work lace from written instruction Increase using yos Decrease using k2tog Work an attached edging (explained in pattern) Bind off GAUGE 22 sts over 38 rows blocked in stockinette stitch over 4 inches square *Gauge is not critical but will affect the final size of your shawl SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 50" long X 12" wide SUGGESTED YARN 420 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light COLORWAY Fragrant

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (fingering weight, 100% superwash merino, 420 yds per 100 gr skein)
  • Needle: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular 29" or longer
  • 1 stitch marker

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I have been designing since 2008 and started being more professionally interested during the year 2010. I focus my designs on my own selfish interests: garments and accessories for boys (or unisex, of course), women and occasionally men. Find all of my patterns on my website: Follow my progress and stop to leave a comment or suggestion on my blog!