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Lines and Lines Shawl Knitting Pattern

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A big, comfy and cozy triangle shawl. A clever-but-not-at-all complicated stitch pattern provides a fantastic geometric effect, with two directions of stripes. Suitable for knitters with a little bit of lace knitting experience, this isn't a seriously big challenge project.

The sides edges are worked in stockinette rather than garter stitch, for a more-elegant-than-the-usual look. It starts with a tab in stockinette stitch rather than garter. A full explanation is provided.


With yardage and at gauge given, finished shawl is 84 inches/214 cm wide and 35 inches/89 cm at the deepest point


Sample was worked with 2 skeins Baa Ram Ewe Titus (50% Wendsleydale wool; 20% Bluefaced Leicester wool; 30% British Alpaca; 320 m/350 yds per 100 gm skein); in colourway Parkin
The yarn used is a heavy fingering weight, with a light halo from the alpaca content. All sorts of yarns would work well for this project, although I’d avoid something too fuzzy, as the pattern stitch would not show as well. A solid or nearly-solid colour would be best. A thicker yarn will give a larger shawl; a finer yarn, a smaller shawl. The design permits easy adjustment to any yardage. The main pattern is worked until half the yarn is used up – if you’ve got two skeins, this is easy, otherwise a digital scale will be helpful!

 4.5 mm (US #7) circular needle – 32 inch/80 cm is best
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