Salad Days


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This light and frothy crescent shawl in two sizes (petite/tall) begins at the lower edge with a frill of lace and progresses through a series of patterns that alternate between openwork and solid garter stitch to the upper edge. The easy to work patterns make for quick knitting as does the “pi” construction, with cleverly placed decrease rows that reduce the stitch count all at once. Shown in a two-color arrangement, the knitter could easily add a third shade or work it in a single color—the design lends itself nicely to gradient colorways as well. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.

Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Hempshaugh Fingering, Ginny Sport, or Stone Soup Fingering, Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk, Henry’s Attic Soie Naturelle 3 ply, Handmaiden Fine Yarn Flyss, YarnAddict Yarns Organic Cotton Sock Yarn, Shibui Knits Linen, Knit Picks Lindy Chain, Zauberwiese Sockenwolle Merino/Leinen, Isager Strik Merilin, or any soft fingering blend that knits to pattern gauge.

Finished Size: 80(110) inches around hem edge and 15(19) inches in depth

Yarn requirements: 
Color A: A (hem color): 225(375) yards
Color B: (alternating color): 225(375) yards

20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on smaller needle (unblocked)

size 6US (4.0 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge
size 7US (4.5 mm) or .5 mm larger than gauge needle

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