The Artifact Shawlette is inspired by the ancient ruins, fossils and relics that record our history and the passage of time. A spider web lace edging reflects how our past and future are intertwined, while both Egyptian and Celtic influences are evident in the “woven” borders and central scroll motif.
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
One size. Finished, blocked shawl measures approximately 52” (132 cm) wide along top edge and 16” (41 cm) long at center.
The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
Directions for how to work short rows and I-cord bind-off are also included for those who may be new to these techniques.
19 stitches/26 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked.
The Artifact Shawlette is worked from the bottom up and features a very slight crescent shape created by a combination of short rows and uniformly placed decreases.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Increase and decrease stitches – YO, SSK, K2TOG, K3TOG, SL1 K2TOG PSSO, P2TOG
- Twisted stitches
- Slipped stitches
- Short rows
- I-cord bind-off
465 – 475 yards (425 – 434 m) of worsted weight yarn.
A worsted weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Slight tonals work well, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the lace, the textural borders and the inset lace motif.
US 6 (4 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
Stitch markers (2)