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Shawl Construction Notes
This shawl is cast on with the Chinese waitress cast on and is worked side-to-side, utilizing a weigh-as-you-go method.
The adjustable crescent shape is created from sections that vary the frequency of increases and decreases, creating a curved slope from the edges to the center.
Once the yarn remaining is greater than or equal to 45% of the total yarn amount, the center is worked and the instructions are mirrored to work matching decrease sections to complete the second half of the shawl. The shawl is bound off with a Chinese waitress bind off to match the cast on edge.
|Materials||The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering (70% Bluefaced Leicester/20% Silk/10% Cashmere)|
Fingering (4-ply) 440 yds (402m) / 3.53 oz (100g) per skein
1 (2) Skeins – Sample Knit In Colorway: Twig
Samples Used 430 (860) yards / 391 (786) meters, but the pattern is adjustable for differing yarn amounts
|Stockinette: Unblocked, 28 sts & 37 rows; Blocked, 27 sts & 37 rows|
Cables: Unblocked, 34 sts & 34 rows; Blocked, 34 sts & 30 rows
Lace: Unblocked, 28 sts & 34 rows; Blocked, 24.5 sts & 32 rows-measured in center of lace border on the curve
To produce a drapey reverse stockinette and an open, stretchy lace.
|Needles||One 24” (50cm) circular needle in size needed to obtain listed gauge|
One needle two sizes smaller for cast on
Suggested Sizes: US5 (3.75mm), US3 (3.25mm)
Center Depth: 12.5”(17.25”)/32cm(44cm)
Cable Center Depth: 6.25”(11”)/16cm(28cm)
Border Depth: 6.75”(6.75”)/17cm(17cm)
|Tools||Scale that weights to 1g increments, 4 visually different stitch markers, tapestry needle|
|Techniques||Chinese waitress cast on, knit, purl, slipped stitches, yarnover and bar increases, directional decreases, Chinese waitress bind off.|
Optional Techniques: Reading charts.
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