Seraphim Shawl

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Seraphim is a very simple, yet elegant design that makes one think of feathered wings. Using fingering weight yarn gives the solid stockinette upper portion a warmth not found in most lace shawls. It would be perfect to throw over a t-shirt in a drafty room, or could spice up a plain black dress for an evening out. Well-placed eyelets allow the stockinette upper portion to fade into the lace edging for a subtle effect.

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Gauge: 20 stitch and 30 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 72 inches (183 cm) across the top, and 36 inches (91.5 cm) from neck to bottom point.
Yarn Requirements: 800-900 yards of fingering weight yarn. Sample in Dream in Color Smooshy in ‘Some Summer Sky’
Needle Size: 4mm (US 6) 24 or 30 inch circular or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, ssk, Centered Double Decrease.
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.

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