The Dalliance Shawl is a simple and easy-to-work knitted garter stitch body that shines when edged with an intricate crocheted lace edging. Work it in a single yarn, or work the edging in a contrasting color. This shawl shines no matter what fiber you make it in. The 2-color version is worked in a silk/linen blend and the single color version is a wool blend.
Yarn: 800 yards total of Fingering Weight yarn. 2-Color version shown in Anzula Breeze (65% Silk/35% Linen, 755 yards per 115g) in Emerald (MC) and Lenore (CC); single color version shown in Indigodragonfly CaribouBaa (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 435 yds per 100g) in Already Frogged. 2-Color Version uses about 650 yards for the body & 150 yards for the border. If you are cutting these yardages close, consider adjusting the size (see notes).
Gauge:18 sts & 36 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in garter stitch after blocking, 2 repeats, plus 1 dc of Edging pattern in 4 inches (10cm) after blocking.
Needles & Hooks: 3.75mm (US 5) 24- to 34-inch circular needle for flat knitting. 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Finished Size: 68 inches (172.7cm) across the wingspan, 30 inches (76.2 cm) from neck to bottom point. Notes include instructions to adjust size either larger or smaller.
Techniques Used: Knitting; knit, kfb, kfbf, slipped stitches. Crochet; chains, slip stitch, double crochet, single crochet, working into chain spaces, 2dctog, picot.
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