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Garnet
Part of the Birthstone Shawl Collection

Skill Level: Intermediate

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Garnet is the birthstone of the month January. This stone can be found all over the world. It is typically thought of as a deep red, but can actually come in a variety of colors like green, golden yellow, and blue.

Construction: Top down
Shape: Scooped bottom

The Garnet shawl is rated intermediate more for the combination of techniques than for the actual lace pattern. The specific lace stitches are easy, some basic decreases (k2tog, ssk) and yarn overs worked only on right side rows. There will also be short row shaping (on reverse stockinette), basic cables, and slipped stitches.

As with all of my designs, the pattern will include fully written (line by line) and charted instructions. When you open the pattern you will see the written instructions first followed by the charts. Even if you’re exclusively a chart reader (like me) I always recommend that you read through the written instructions before beginning anyway.

Techniques
  • Short rows
  • Garter stitch
  • Reverse stockinette
  • Cables
  • Decrease (k2tog, ssk, cdd)
  • Increases (YO)

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Patterns will be emailed as they are released beginning with the first design on January 1, 2014

Suggested Yarn

1 skein Fiddle Knits, Polka [100% superwash merino; 400 yds; 100g; fingering weight]; Color: Garnet

Gauge
24 sts = 4” in reverse stockinette

Needles
US 5 / 3.75mm needles (32” circular or longer)
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Stitch markers


 
Modeled by Annalee Jackofsky
Photos by Erica Jackofsky