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- Single Point: US 8 - 5.0 mm and US 9 - 5.5 mm
YARN - 1 skein of Touchwood Yarncraft Handspun yarn (100% corriedale wool, 3.5oz/100g, 550yds/500m) - Any fingering weight yarn will work fine. The pattern can be modified for another yarn weight and yardage NEEDLES - US8/5.0mm or US9/5.5mm needles - For any other weight: use needles at least three sizes up from the size stated on the label to keep the fabric airy and light GAUGE - 18 sts and 24 rows in 4”/10cm in Garter Stitch, blocked - Is not crucial and can be changed to fit the desired yarn NOTIONS - Scissors - Stitch markers - A piece of cardboard for tassels (optional) - Tapestry needle - A bit of waste yarn for the provisional cast on - Blocking mats and pins
63”/160cm long +tassels, 29”/74cm wide.
Spread your wings in this Sialia shawl, inspired by mountain bluebirds. Knit with just one skein of fingering weight yarn, it’s light as a feather and has a nice drape. The shawl is knitted from the top down in four sections. Its repeating lace pattern creates a nice texture and is rather easy to memorize. Tassels can be added to make the corners look more polished. This pattern was designed so that knitting can be stopped after any row, which allows you to use every precious yard of your yarn as well as adjust the length of the shawl. The Sialia design can be used as a base for experiments, as neither yarn weight nor gauge is critical. This makes it a perfect fit for a great and fast project with that one very special skein of yarn. The pattern has both the written row-by-row instructions and the charts.
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