A lovely square lace shawl, designed by Leila Raabe, Spire can also be made as a blanket or throw. Any way you do it, it is lovey!
What we offer here is an eight page booklet of the pattern, printed on heavy card stock.
Approximately 1600 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
The original shown here was made using 6 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g).
The sample shown in “Old World” colorway.
16 stitches & 30 rounds = 4” in circular Stockinette Stitch; relaxed after light lace-blocking. Note: This fabric is lightly lace-blocked, just enough to open up the motifs (without stretching them tightly), in order to maintain a fuller-bodied fabric in the finished piece.
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
One set of DPNs in same size as Gauge Needle for working beginning of shawl and knitted-on edging. Suggested Size: US 5 (3¾ mm)
53” x 53” square; relaxed after blocking (see blocking note above)
Square center worked in the round from the center out; knitted-on edging; lace motifs are charted only
SKILL LEVEL is rated as 4 of 5