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Trousseau Shawl Pattern

Nua Yarn kit for medium size is available here.

This semi-circular shawl is knit from the neck down with increase rows becoming spaced further apart as you move down the shawl.
The diagonal lace pattern creates wonderful visual interest across the knitting, alternating direction for each new section. This lace is easy to memorize and the shawl quickly becomes a very relaxing knit. If fact I think it would make an excellent first shawl for a confident lace beginner.
Shown in two sizes, unusually the smaller size is knit using heavier dk yarn and larger needles and the larger version uses fingering weight yarn and smaller needles. Suggestions are given in the pattern for adjusting the size of the shawl to either smaller or larger.


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Small (Medium, Large)

Width: 49 (52, 58)” / 124.5 (132, 147.5) cm
Length At Center Back: 24.5 (21.5, 29)” / 62 (54.5, 73.5) cm

Small Shawl: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in lace pattern after blocking.
Medium Shawl: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in lace pattern after blocking.
Large Shawl: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in lace pattern after blocking.

Small Shawl: Sundara Yarn ‘DK Silky Cashmere’ (160 yds / 146 m per 2 oz / 55 g skein; 55% Silk, 45% Mongolian Cashmere);
Colour: Raspberry: 2 skeins
Medium Shawl: Stolen Stitches ‘Nua’ (60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Linen; 153 yds / 140 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g); Colour: Café Flamingo (9812): 4 skeins
Large Shawl: 1 skein Sundara Yarn ‘Fingering Silky Merino’ (500 yds / 457 m per 5 ¼ oz / 150 g skein; 50% Silk, 50% Merino Wool); Colour: Caribbean: 1 skein
Small & Large shawl use almost the entire amount of yarn in the skeins; keep this in mind when making yarn substitutions.

Small Shawl: Size 9 US / 5.5 mm circular needle 32” / 80 cm long.
Medium Shawl: Size 8 / 5 mm circular needle 32” / 80 cm long.
Large Shawl: Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle 32” / 80 cm long.
Size H-8 / 5mm crochet hook.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
2 stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle.

Originally published in the online magazine 'Twist Collective'.

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