Ragazza Lace Shawl by Miroslava Mihalkova

Ragazza Lace Shawl

April 2024
Sport (12 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch pattern
5.0 mm (H)
340 - 360 yards (311 - 329 m)
The final shawl measurements (blocked): 155 x 33 cm (approx. 61 x 13 in)
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Ragazza Lace Shawl is a rectangular sister of the Japandi Lace Shawl. Similarly, it is a fusion of simplicity and gentle utility in one beautiful lace project, but without increases worked on both sides which makes it a perfect beginner project.
The sport weight yarn makes it a beautiful light accessory to wear on days out as well as into the office when the sun is out, but you need something extra for chilly mornings or evenings.
The shawl is worked from bottom up to create a rectangular shape with lace texture.

Skills required
Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and return passes), Tunisian knit stitch (tks), yarn over (yrh), stitch pattern bind-off, blocking.

Materials and tools
Hobbii Friends Extra Fine Merino (100% Merino wool | sport weight | 50 g (1.76 oz) = 165 m (180 yds)), Cream (#04) 2 balls lot used for the sample was 260

Tunisian crochet hook size 5 mm (US size H-8) with cable (at least 100 cm (40”)) or size to obtain the gauge
Tapestry needle

The Shawl is worked flat, from bottom up, RS facing from right to left.
The stitch count refers to the number of lps on hook on FP.
The basic stitch pattern is worked over 2 +1 stitches.
Tks aligns with (is worked into) tks in the row below.

Bind off row should be worked loosely to allow for the extra stretching during blocking.
Wet blocking the shawl is essential for this project as it opens up lace stitches and highlights the stitch pattern.