ESTONIAN LACE SHAWL
by Nancy Bush
Approximately 770 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Sample shown in Snowbound
Working Gauge: 18 stitches and 22½ rows = 4" in Spruce Forest Lace Pattern with Gauge Needle; measurement taken before blocking
Finished Gauge: 16 stitches and 33 rows = 4" in Spruce Forest Lace Pattern with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after moderate lace-blocking
32" circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge; Designer recommends wood or bamboo needles with tapered points
Suggested Size: US 4 (3½ mm)
61½" wingspan; 35" height from center-top to tip of triangle
Measurements taken from relaxed sample after lace-blocking
This shawl is worked in three parts. The first is the central lace triangle, which begins at the bottom tip with 3 stitches and is increased as it is worked towards the top of triangle. After completion of central triangle, stitches are picked up along the diagonal side edges to work a lace edging. Finally, you will resume knitting across the live stitches at the top of triangle, picking up additional stitches from the side borders, to work the top border.
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