Dovecote Shawl

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Dovecote Shawl


This generous triangle in three sizes (mini/petite/tall) has a gorgeous secret—flip it over and a different, but equally pretty, hem pattern is revealed on the reverse side; it may be worn either way. Despite its lightness and beauty, this year-round wardrobe workhorse will wrap you in warmth on the coldest of days or provide a whispery layer on a midsummer evening. Knit in an exotic fiber blend for decadent drape and softness, this is a fun to work, quick-knitting project that travels well and makes a lovely gift—one you’ll be happy to knit twice!
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.  
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Ghillie Sock, or Chebris Lace, Pura Mongolian Cashmere Fingering, Skein Queen Sumptuous, Ivy Brambles Cashmere 2-Ply, Saffron Dyeworks Carmen, Windy Valley Muskox Cashmere or Pure Qiviuk, Jacques Cartier Qiviuk 2/14, 100% Mink Lace, Courchevel, or Chambery, Grinning Gargoyle Mink Lace, Viola Angora Lace, Cashmere America 2 ply 100% Cashmere, or any light fingering yarn with approximately 200 yards per ounce that knits to pattern gauge. 

Finished Size: 52(68, 80) inches across top edge and 21(24, 27) inches long at center back (blocked)

Yarn Requirements: 450(675, 900) yards

Gauge: 22 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch (knit every row) on smaller needles (unblocked)

size 5US (3.75 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 7US (4.5 mm) for hem, or .75 mm larger than body needle