Ikaria shawlette

Ikaria is a Greek island located in the Aegean Sea, not far away from the Asia Minor coasts. It takes is name from Icarus. It is worked top –down from the neck. You start with garter rows punctuated by two rows of elongated stitches. Then the work continues with lace bands the pattern of which is addictive and easy to memorize. The scalloped edging is worked with German short rows. You will use two strands of wool throughout the work: a strand of lace and a strand of mohair kid silk.


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Materials you need at home:

  • Debbie Bliss, Rialto lace (100% extra fine merino SW ; 1.8 oz / 50 g, 153 in / 390 m), colour 44026, coral: 1 skein.
  • Debbie Bliss, Angel (70% mohair, 20% silk; 0.9 oz / 25 g, 219 yds / 210 m); colour 013, coral: 2 skeins.
  • 1 circular needle US 7 / 4,5 mm.
  • 2 stitch markers.
  • 1 tapestry needle.
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