Swooping from smooth garter-and-stocking-stitch stripes into softly undulating textured lace, Belle is a chic triangular shawl with a gorgeous lace border and stunning stripes, finished off with a fabulous picot bind-off. Drape her across your shoulders or wrap her around your neck to keep warm. Her striped body is relaxing and enjoyable to knit and the lace is a simple combination of familiar stitches that together create a stunning finish. Feminine yet unfussy, Belle uses two skeins of treasured, soft, fingering-weight yarn, with the option of frivolous mohair/silk for the lace border. Including charted and written instructions, Belle is ideal for newish knitters wanting to expand their skills.
Gauge: 18 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter & stocking-stitch stripes, flat, after blocking
Finished Measurements: Wingspan approx. 78”/199 cm (blocked); Depth approx. 28”/71 cm (blocked)
Materials Used: 2 skeins of Eden Cottage Yarns Keld Fingering (90% Superwash Merino, 10% linen; 393 yds/360 m per 100g skein), 1 skein in “Zeppelin” (Yarn A - silver); and 1 skein in “Chestnut” (Yarn B - brown, 1 skein of Shibui knits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair/40% silk; 330 yds/302 m per 25g skein), 1 skein in “Field” (Yarn C - olive). If substituting yarn, a total of approx. 786 yds/720 m of fingering-weight yarn - 393 yds/360 m each for Yarn A & B - and approx. 79 yds/72 m of lace-weight yarn.
Needle Size: US 6/4 mm circular needles approx. 32”/80 cm long; 1 stitch marker
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions