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As radio waves bounce off the ionosphere and return to Earth, a skywave layer envelopes the planet. Skywave requires approximately 400 meters of fingering weight yarn. The shawl can be enlarged by adding additional repeats. Use needle size that gives you a nice lacy effect. You may find a cable needle and stitch markers useful. Purple shawl used 2 skeins Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant 100% Merino, 440 yd/402 m per 100g on 4 mm (US 6) needles. Blocked size is 130 x 42 cm (51 x 16 inches). Gauge 18 stitches = 10 cm in stockinette. Pink shawl used 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Fragrant 100% merino, 420 yd/384 m per 100g on 4 mm (US 6) needles. Blocked size is 120 x 35 cm (47 x 14 inches). Gauge 20 stitches = 10 cm in stockinette. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should already know how to knit, purl and read a chart! SUGGESTED YARN 400 yards of Fingering weight

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn requirements: 350-500 meters of yarn
  • Scrap yarn for provisional cast-on
  • Circular needle

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Mia Rinde
Mia Rinde
I'm totally addicted to knitting lace shawls and have now gone from altering existing designs to actually creating my own.