Empreinte

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Empreinte

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  • This lightweight crescent scarf or shawl in three sizes (Petite/Medium/Tall), features a richly embossed leaf motif that circles the hem in dramatic scallops. The motif creates a shadow effect which can be further enhanced by using a yarn with some sheen or luster fiber content. Despite its size and intricate appearance, the stitch pattern is not at all tricky to work, with wrong side rows in knit and purl and lends itself nicely to adding beaded accents if desired. The garter stitch body is shaped with short rows to create an elegant sweeping curve, easy to wear and keep in place.  

    Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.  
     
    Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Chebris Lace, Treenway Silks Carmela 100% Muga Spun Silk, Indigo Moon Natural Muga Silk, Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Lace Weight, Ístex Icelandic Laceweight, Kauni Wool Lace, Ullcentrum 1-ply Wool Yarn, Blackberry Ridge 100% Wool Lace Weight, Hedgehog Fibres Blue Faced Leicester Lace, Garthenor Organic Pure Wool Shetland Single Ply Laceweight, or any lace yarn with approximately 160 to 200 yards per ounce 

    Finished Size: 80(100, 120) inches around hem edge and 16(21, 25) inches long at center back

    Yarn Requirements: 575(825, 1175) yards

    Gauge: 24 sts and 60 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on smaller needles (unblocked)

    Needles: 

    size 2.5US (3.0 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
    size 4US (3.5 mm) for hem, or .5 mm larger than body needle