Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lacy Cotton Shawl

Knit during 100+ degree weather in Scottsdale, AZ during the 2007 AJL Convention.
Materials: 6 skeins Adriafil "Flower Fantasy", 50g, 125m; 87% cotton, 13% nylon
Color: Bagno/Bain [Bath] #50, Lot 1
Source: Marion S.
Needles: #11 and #8
Gauge: on #11 36st to 1' (not an inch!)
Stitch: Garter stitch throughout
Started out as a triangle shawl, knit from from the wide edge and decreased. However, at 30" wide, it became evident that the shawl was long enough and, more importantly, there wasn't enough yarn to knit down to a point.

However, the drape is just lovely and the dimensions are perfect for a generously shaped woman. And, there's a charming little flounce effect at the bottom.

Cast on 290 st and on next row doubled the yarn (for some body). Knit double for 6 rows.
In next row, begin the decreases:
Row 1: K 1 (or slip or do whatever edge stitch you like), ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (or edge stitch of choice)
Row 2: K (with whatever edge stitch is preferred)
Continue until the work measures 30" then change to #8 needles. K 8 rows (more if a wider neckbanc desired) then bind off very loosely.

Thanks to my sister M.A. for suggesting that our sister A.M.S., would love the shawl for this year's Christmas present. She is the excellent model above and served as my plucky photographer!

Copyright by Elizabeth F. Stabler 2008

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