Pierrette

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Designing inspiration comes in many forms. One of the most fun is when the yarn just tells you what it wants to be. While I'm working at my LYS I have to rearrange the yarn. Make it look pretty. Re-twist it if it has come undone. Yarn is a tactile thing. So everyone touches it and well, they just mess it up. It's no problem. I don't want folks to stop touching the yarn. Because if they stop touching the yarn, they stop buying the yarn. And if they stop buying the yarn, I won't have my (albeit very part-time) job anymore. So about a month ago I spotted a very lonely skein of Claudia Handpainted Fingering Yarn in Copper Penny. And right there next to it was a lonely skein of Chocolate. They looked really pretty together. But I knew a good size shawlette would need more yardage. Fortunately I had a second skein of Chocolate at home. And that's how this....

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Became this...

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It's worked from the top down with only five stitches being cast on. You work striping sequence until you have the just right number of stitches and then you add a nice little lace border.

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And the pattern is now available for sale.

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Needles: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm)

Yarn: Claudia Handpainted Fingering, 175 yards per 50g, 2 skeins of main color, 1 skein of contrast

Size: Sample blocked to 60″ wide and 28″ deep

Gauge: 19 stitches and 32rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette

Notes: Worked from the top down. Lace edging is offered in charted and written format.

The Pierrette Shawlette on Ravelry - only $6.00 USD