Trousseau

Trousseau

Trousseau
$7.00

Available through Twist Collective, Spring/Summer 2011



Description

This semi-circular shawl is knit from the neck down with increase rows becoming spaced further apart as you move down the shawl.
The diagonal lace pattern creates wonderful visual interest across the knitting, alternating direction for each new section. This lace is easy to memorize and the shawl quickly becomes a very relaxing knit. If fact I think it would make an excellent first shawl for a confident lace beginner.
Shown in two sizes, unusually the smaller size (pink) is knit using heavier dk yarn and larger needles and the larger version (blue) uses fingering weight yarn and smaller needles. Suggestions are given in the pattern for adjusting the size of the shawl to either smaller or larger.

For more details on this design see here.

Finished measurements:
Width: 49 (58)” / 124.5 (147.5) cm
Length at center back: 24 ½ (29)” / 62 (73.5) cm

Yarn:

Small shawl: 2 skeins Sundara Yarn DK Silky Cashmere (160 yds / 146 m per 2 oz / 55 g skein; 55% Silk, 45% Mongolian Cashmere) in Raspberry
Large shawl: 1 skein Sundara Yarn Fingering Silky Merino (500 yds / 457 m per 5 ¼ oz / 150 g skein; 50% Silk, 50% Merino Wool) in Caribbean
Each shawl uses almost the entire amount of yarn in the skeins; keep this in mind when making yarn substitutions.

Needles & Notions:

Small shawl: Size 9 US / 5.5 mm circular needle 32” / 80 cm long
Two stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle
Large shawl: Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle 32” / 80 cm long
Size H-8 / 5mm crochet hook
Two stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle

Gauge:

Small shawl: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in lace pattern after blocking
Large shawl: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in lace pattern after blocking

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