Cleite Shawl

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Cleite Shawl - T&K 524

This shawl is named after Cleite, one of the fabled Amazons of the ancient world, who accompanied the Amazon queen, Penthesilea, to the Trojan War. Designed with a simple stitch pattern, the placement of the decreases creates a scalloped line when bound off without adding a separate edging. That makes this a perfect shawl for handspun, as you can bind off whenever you run out of yarn.

Cleite Shawl - T&K 514

Gauge: 22 sts over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking. Since length is variable, row gauge is less important.
Finished Measurements: 80 inches (203 cm) across the top and 40 inches (102 cm) from neck to point
Yarn Requirements: 1000 yards of laceweight yarn. Sample Shown in Sundara Silk Lace in ‘Sangria over Sunset’
Needle Size: 3.25mm (US 3) 24-30 inch circular neelde or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, yo, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso, knit front and back.
Other Details: This shawl is worked from the neck down, using yarn overs on each end of each right side row to shape the “wings” and paired yarn overs in the center of each right side row (separated by a center stitch) to shape the point down the spine. These 4 increased stitches are added every right side row, making each row successively longer than the last, so that what started with 5 stitches cast on, ends with hundreds.

Cleite Shawl - T&K 526

This pattern is included in Twist & Knit: A Dozen Knitted Patterns for Handspun, Hand-dyed and One-of-a-kind Yarns.

Individual pdf is available for purchase through Twist Collective.

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