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Madeleine Shawl Free Knit Pattern

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This pretty picot-edged shawl is a great traveling or weekend project. It is knitted point to point in a garter-based bias-stitch pattern that is worked simultaneously with the picot edge. The construction is simple enough for beginners and interesting enough to keep advanced knitters engrossed. The bias pattern creates a Faroese-style wing to shape the points, which allows the shawl to drape comfortably around the shoulders. Knitted in a worsted-weight luxury yarn, this shawl mixes the practical warmth of a thick homespun peddler’s shawl with the softness of a fine Regency-era cashmere shawl.

Finished Size
About 54” (137 cm) wide and 24” (61 cm) long at point.
Yarn
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
SHOWN HERE: The Fibre Company Road to China (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 69 yd [63 m]/5o g):jade, 4 skeins.
Needles
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
Tapestry needle.
Gauge
About 11 stitches and 18 rows = 4”(10 cm) in bias-stitch pattern.
STITCH GUIDE
Make Picot (MP) Using the cable method (see Glossary), CO 3 sts.
Working the first st through the back loop, BO 3 sts.

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