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Nica Shawl

$7 (PDF DOWNLOAD) 

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Finished measurements 
98”/249 cm wingspan. 
16”/41 cm height at center spine. 
Measurements are taken after blocking.

Yarn 
Approximately 600 yds/549 m of DK weight yarn. 
3 skeins of Madelinetosh Silk I Merino (50% Silk, 50% Merino Wool, 205 yds/187 m in 100 gr); Paper.

Needles 
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular (circ) needles 32”/80 cm long, or size to obtain gauge.

Additional tools 
Stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle.

Gauge 
20 sts x 32 rows = 4”/10 cm on size US7 (4.5 mm) needles in Stockinette st, after blocking. 
14 sts x 28 rows = 4”/10 cm on size US7 (4.5 mm) needles in Lace pattern, after blocking.

Notes 
• The shawl is knitted from top edge down. 
• Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Techniques: working flat, reading charts, ssk, ssp, k2tog. 
 
Pattern Style: both written and charted instructions using common knitting abbreviations. Lace pattern is charted only.