Gaenor

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Yeah, I'm still around. It's been busy here at Chez PicnicKnits. We've had all kinds of craziness going on, and the mom taxi has been running 24/7. We still have a belated birthday party to deal with on Saturday, but I'm hoping things will settle down a bit after that. Otherwise I'm gonna need to hire a personal assistant. Again I bow down to working moms. I have no idea how they get it all done. No idea at all. But I have something pretty to show you. Really pretty. Presenting Gaenor.

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Isn't she lovely? The most enjoyable lace shawl I've ever worked on. And yes, I'm tooting my own horn. Here's the "official" description of her:

A beautiful effect for a lot less work. This simple shawlette is knit from side to side. With a garter stitch body and a gabled lace edging that is knit right on as you go along. There is no picking up stitches, there are no 500 stitch rows. In fact for the version I worked, the very longest row was only 110 stitches!

The garter stitch blocks out beautifully, and the simple yet elegant lace edging has a lot of impact due to the double yarnovers. And you begin this gorgeous piece of lace by only casting on 2 stitches. Even better, when all is said and done you only have 2 stitches remaining to cast off.

Perfect for that one of a kind sock yarn that you just can't bear to make socks with, this shawlette will work with many different yarn weights. Just make sure to use a big enough needle for drape!

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I'm really super pleased with this one. You use up half your yarn for one side and then start decreasing, so most any yarn will work. I used Politically Incorrect Silk/Merino fingering and size 7 needles. And the pattern is up for sale on Ravelry for only $6.00.

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