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Seraphim Shawl


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Seraphim is a very simple, yet elegant design that makes one think of feathered wings - hence the name. If using fingering weight yarn, the solid stockinette upper portion gives a warmth not found in most lace shawls. It would be perfect to throw over a t-shirt in a drafty room, or could spice up a plain black dress for an evening out. The stockinette upper slowly fades into the lace edging for a subtle effect. This shawl is worked from the neck down, using yarn overs on each end of each right side row to shape the "wings" and paired yarn overs in the center of each right side row (separated by a center stitch) to shape the point down the spine. These 4 increased stitches are added every right side row, making each row successively longer than the last. Because fit is not an issue, any yarn can be used and the pattern includes instructions on how to decrease or increase the pattern to get the desired size. Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, ssk, Centered Double Decrease. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl yarnover directional decreases (ssk & k2tog) double decreases (like sl1 k2tog psso) GAUGE 20 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 72 inches (183 cm) across the top, and 36 inches (91.5 cm) from neck to bottom point. SUGGESTED YARN 900 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Dream in Color Smooshy COLORWAY Some Summer Sky

Supplies Needed

  • 900 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • 24 or 30" circular needle in size to obtain gauge (recommended is US 6)
  • At least 4 stitch markers

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Miriam Felton Designs
Miriam Felton Designs
I started sewing when I was a toddler on one of those drilled out boards where you use a shoelace and sew the outline of a fish or a duck. Once I could wield scissors I started sewing dresses for my dolls. I added crochet when I was 8, cross stitching when I was 10, beading at 11, and knitting at 16. And I started binding books in college.