Lacewing

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Lacewing

Description

This Faroese style shawl is a botanical showstopper! The butterfly 'wings' feature a lush forest of lacy ferns, while a border of gossamer-winged dragonflies flutter above the hem. Gorgeous...but divinely so pictured here in Bare Naked Wools natural Cashmere Lace.

Perfect for weddings, special events and date nights...or anytime you want to wow.

Shawl is worked top-down, with shaping at the shoulders and an applied (knitted on) lace edging at the hem border.

For a rectangular stole version featuring this motif, see Fiore di Malanzana
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in shawl size. 
 
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Cashmere Lace (Modeled), Bare Naked Wools Modern Deco Lace, Knitting Notions Classic Merino Lace, Fearless Fibers Laceweight Merino, Wooly Wonka Fibers Merino Laceweight, Woolen Rabbit Whisper Merino Lace, Kaalund Classic Two, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci, or any springy, laceweight yarn with 175-210 yards per ounce. 

Finished Size: 
Length at center back (blocked) = 29 inches
Width across top edge (blocked) = 80 inches
Total circumference at hem (blocked) = 140 inches

Yarn Requirements: 1300 yards (1180 mts) of laceweight yarn that has 175-210 yards per ounce

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch (unblocked)

Needles: 
size 6US (4.0 mm) 24” and 32” circular needles, or size to obtain correct gauge
size 4US (3.5 mm) 32” circular needle for edging (or two sizes smaller than body needle)


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