Diamonds and Roses Shawl
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168 cm (66 in) across the top edge of the shawl by 84 cm (33 in) down the center.
Fingering to Sport weight, 500 m (550 yds)
4.5 mm (US size 7) circular needle 100 cm (40 in) long, or size to obtain the gauge listed below
17 sts by 24 rows over 10 cm (4 in) in unblocked stockinette.
This medium sized triangular shawl is worked from the bottom tip up to the top of the shawl. The shawl consists of an outer seed stitch border, an inner diamond pattern border and a central roses pattern.
The shawl starts from a single stitch on which the seed stitch border is created. The seven charts are then worked in order to the top of the shawl. The shawl is then finished with a final seed stitch border and is cast-off using an elastic cast-off.
The shawl is 168 cm (66 in) across the top edge of the shawl by 84 cm (33 in) down the center. To make the shawl larger, you can knit it with larger needles, or make additional repeats of the third chart with small modifications to the chart. The pattern explains those modifications.
Wholesale and store pricing is available upon request.
To purchase a printed copy of this pattern or to use a cheque or money order, please contact Danny Ouellette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shawl is knit in fingering to sport weight yarns, using about 500 m (550 yds).
The gold shawl is made in Elspeth Lavold Silky Wool, colour 07. The detail of the blue shawl and the full red shawl are in The Apple Laine Yarn Company Apple Pie Yarn, Blue Jeans and Chianti colourways.
The following yarns have been tested with good results.
Elspeth Lavold – Silky Wool
65% Wool, 35% Silk
50 g (1.75 oz), 176 m (193 yd) – 3 skeins
The Apple Laine Yarn Company – Apple Pie Yarn
65% Superwash Merino, 20% Kid Mohair, 10% Nylon, 5% Silk
56 g (2 oz), 174 m (190 yd) – 3 skeins
Idena – Mohair Lux
60% Mohair, 40% Dralon
50 g (1.75 oz), 180 m (198 yd) – 3 balls
To Dorothy Siemens of Fiddlesticks Knitting for her generous help in designing and refining the lace charts.
To Amy Detjen for the use of her centered eyelet, which I used in the inner diamond pattern. This stitch construction is from her shawl pattern A Beginner’s Triangle in A Gathering of Lace published by XRX Inc.
To Joan Kass for test knitting and help with pattern corrections.
To Cindy Jackson of The Apple Laine Yarn Company for the generous donation of her yarn to make an additional shawl.
Revision 1, August 2008
The charts have been redesigned and split onto four 8.5 by 11 inch pages instead of being on two 11 by 17 inch pages. These pages can be taped together for ease of use.
Three small omissions on the charts have also been fixed.
If you have previously purchased this pattern and wish to get the updated charts please contact Danny Ouellette at email@example.com.