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An Estonian Triangular Summer Shawl To Knit

An exclusive sneak peek from Nancy Bush's forthcoming book on lace knitting in Estonia.

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In an interesting deviation from normal construction, this shawl isn't shaped by decreasing evenly from the top (cast-on) edge to the tip. Instead, the decreases are worked at each end of every right-side row for about half the length, then at the end of every row thereafter so the lower sides are slightly angled instead of being straight. The original pattern was modified by adding a few rows of garter stitch after the lace edge at the top and a garter-stitch edging along each side. Adding more stitches to the lace edge that is sewn onto the two lower sides to give a more rounded shape to the three corners.
Finished Size: About 56 inches (142 cm) wide across top edge and 24 inches (61 cm) long from center of top edge to tip of lower point, relaxed after blocking.
Yarn: Wooly West Horizons Lace Yarn, 100% wool yarn, 525 yards (480 m)/50 g skein, 2 skeins of Natural White
Yarn weight: #0 - Lace
Gauge: 11 1/2 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches (5.1 cm) in stockinette stitch, before blocking; 30 stitches (two 15-stitch pattern repeats) from Center charts measure about 6 1/2 inches (16 cm) wide, relaxed after blocking
Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm) 32-inch (81.3-cm) circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Markers, Tapestry needle
Originally Published: Piecework  July/August 2008

SKU: EP1259

Author/Speaker/Editor: Nancy Bush

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

very pretty and interesting shawl Review by Sara F

very pretty & interesting shawl that I am trying. I find the instructions that are long (4 pages) very through but the print in the graft is very light. I tried putting in a new black ink cartage but no change in depth of print. that is my only complaint. Possibly should warn that there is no written directions for pattern and if you are not adapted reading graft (and have very sharp sight) you will have problems

(Posted on 3/16/14)