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My Only Goal Is Just To Be

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Few of us control where our life takes us. Indeed, the threads of our lives often go in unexpected directions – ups and downs, maybe even sideways or along an unexpected diagonal. Inspired by lyrics from the song “No Day But Today” from the musical Rent, this shawl lets you show your story.

The shawl is knit in the main color first using an easy-to-memorize lace pattern, then the thread of your life is wound through the lace in a contrasting color, showing your story.

Length - 65 inches 165 cm
Width - 4.5 inches 11.5 to 34 inches 86.5

22 sts and 38 rows over 4 inches in stockinette stitch
after blocking.

• 875 yards 800 m of laceweight yarn
• 75 inches 178 cm of 1/8 inch wide .3 cm ribbon
or yarn in a contrasting color
• 2 stitch markers
• US 3 3.25mm straight or circular needle, or size
needed to obtain gauge
• Tapestry Needle

A note on increases:
Any increase may be used on the increase row, but to maintain a smooth look I recommend using an increase that is not highly visible. For me, m1l are very visible but m1r are hard to spot, so I chose the latter.

This pattern has been tech edited (thanks Kat!) and test knit (thank you aLovelyBlunder, Yote and Buggheart!)
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