Erosion Shawl by Rachel Brockman

Erosion Shawl

April 2020
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Lace patt
US 7 - 4.5 mm
880 yards (805 m)
63" wide and 20" deep at center.
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The featherweight Erosion Shawl features a soothing single-color lace pattern balanced by two-color garter-stitch stripes on each narrow end. The bright wool/silk yarn adds a pop of color to any outfit. The shawl is worked from point to point, beginning and ending with just two stitches.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 63” wide and 20” deep at center.

Yarn Fibra Natura Whisper Lace (70% superwash wool, 30% silk; 440 yd 402 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #103 Harbor (blue; MC) and #113 Tango (red; CC), 1 ball each (see Notes). Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Lace patt; 24 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter st.

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  • This shawl is worked back and forth in one piece from tip to tip. After casting on, stitches are gradually increased to the center point, then decreased to the end.

  • When working garter-stitch stripes, do not break yarn at color changes. Carry unused color up side of work until it is needed again. Bring new color under color just used.

  • The sample used almost all of one ball of MC. Consider purchasing an extra ball as insurance.

  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

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