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Alongshore Shawl

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The intarsia cable and lace edging is the star of this lovely crescent shawl. The edging is worked first, then stitches for the garter stitch main body are picked up along the edge. Tips on working intarsia cables, joining sections between intarsia sections, and blocking are included. Stitch patterns are charted. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY lace knitting, cabling, intarsia, picking up stitches, short rows, reading charts GAUGE approx 32 sts and 29 rows = 4in / 10 cm in lace and cabled edging (blocked) approx 16 sts and 23.25 rows = 4in / 10cm in garter st (blocked) Precise gauge is not necessary, but alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Edge depth: 8in / 20.5cm Center depth: 13.5in / 34.5cm Outer edge length: 66in / 167.5cm Inner edge length: 48in / 122cm SUGGESTED YARN 700 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Mrs Crosby COLORWAY Flame Colored Tanager and Smoky Granite

Recommended with this pattern

  • Mrs Crosby Hat Box, 75% superwash merino / 15% silk / 10% cashmere (317 yds / 290m per 3.53oz / 100g), 2 skeins of Flame Colored Tanager (MC) and 1 skein of Smoky Granite (BC).
  • US4 / 3.5mm needles, or size to obtain gauge for lace
  • yarn needle, stitch markers as desired, (2) cable needles

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Stephannie is the author of <i>The Wild West Collection</i>, <i>California Revival Knits</i> and <i>Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock</i>. She also teaches Aran Lace Knitting in the Aran Lace DVD & Aran Lace Online Class from Interweave Knits. She talks about Aran Lace in an episode in the upcoming season of Knitting Daily. Her favorite type of knitting is colorwork...and cables...and lace...and twisted stitches. Yep, no favorite! She's inspired by nature, architecture, and pop culture (she's a self-avowed movie geek). Find her at or as StephCat on Ravelry.