Madelia

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Sometimes yarn takes a while to tell me what it wants to be. This is my second pattern worked up in yarn I purchased at Stitches South in April. I bought the coordinating yarns and had a stripey shawlette in mind. Note to self: do not attempt to design a striped shawlette with a finite amount of yarn ever again. I'm a math girl. This was a tough math problem. If I had started out with more of each color, I could have designed and then worked up how much yardage I needed. Starting with finite yardage was a lot of extra work. But I think the finished product is worth it.

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A slightly different method of increasing and a good rigorous blocking makes a lovely crescent-shaped shallow shawlette that is perfect for chasing off fall chills.

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This shawlette pattern is offered in written form only, as the lace patterns in each section are short repeats. It is worked from the top down on size 8 needles. The finished sample blocked out to 72" wide and 15" deep.

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Needles: Size 8 needles (5 mm)

Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy Toes Sportweight Mini Skeins, 82 yards each - 2 of Oregon Cellar, 1 of Ruby Spinel, and 1 of Bruin

Size: Sample blocked to 72″ wide and 15″ deep

Gauge: 20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette

Notes: Worked from the neck down - offered in written format only.

The Madelia Shawlette on Ravelry $6.00 USD