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Autumn Cornucopia

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The best things about autumn are leaves that change their colour, and having a walk through them on a day with clear, blue skies. The colours of both come together in this shawl to create a cornucopia, shaped with short rows, from which a bounty of leaves spills.

Picots along the inner edge and eyelets along the outer edge add some visual interest. The lace pattern is a 12 stitch repeat and suitable for advanced beginners.

Materials:
340 m/370 yds of fingering weight yarn in main colour (sample used 2 skeins of Hikoo CoBaSi in colourway 68 Curacao)
200 m/218 yds of fingering weight yarn in contrast colour (sample used 1 skein of Hikoo CoBaSi in colourway 20 chocolate milk
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle
Optional: 8 stitch markers to mark pattern repeats in the lace section

Gauge is not crucial for this project, but it might affect the size of your finished shawl and how much yarn you need

Abbreviations:
1/1 RC – slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of your work, k1, then k1 from cable needle
BO – bind off
CC – contrast colour
CDD – central double decrease (slip 2 sts as if to knit them together, k1, pass slipped stitches over the one you just knit)
CO – cast on
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
MC – main colour
p – purl
picot – CO 2 sts using the knit cast on, then bind off 2 sts
ssk – slip, slip, knit (slip first, then second stitch from left to right needle as if to knit, place back on left needle, knit together through back loop)
st(s) – stitch(es)
w&t – wrap and turn in short rows
yo – yarn over

Lace pattern by GannetDesigns who generously offers stitch patterns on her blog, for other designers to use.
You will get a PDF (4MB) file

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