Lace Shawl

This generously sized lace shawl makes a nice cover-up for a sleeveless dress on a cool summer evening. Alice Halbeisen capitalized on the scalloped cast-on edge of the lace pattern by working the shawl in two halves (each half begins with a cast-on edge) and joining them at the center. The cotton-tencel yarn used here has beautiful drape and feels soft and silky against the skin. Customize the width by adding or subtracting 16-stitch pattern repeats.

Designer Alice Halbeisen
Finished Size
About 16″ (40.5 cm) wide and 68″ (172.5 cm) long, after blocking.
Yarn

DK weight (#3 Light). Shown here: Classic Elite Premier (50% pima cotton, 50% tencel; 108 yd [99 m]/50 g): #5207 Pastoral Peri, 7 skeins.
Needles
Size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
Tapestry needle.
Gauge 32 stitches = 6ΒΌ” (16 cm) in lace pattern, blocked.
Skill Level Intermediate

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