This shallow shaped shawlette would not be warm enough to visit Violette Island, named after the admiral Louis Violette. It is located in the Kerguelen archipelago, well known to be cold. However Ile Violette is well appropriate to our milder climate. The construction is easy and fun. It starts with a long band of lace on which you will pick stitches to build the body of the shawl. Few short rows later the shawl will be finished. Note that two strands are used together throughout: two strands of lace for the lace edging, 1 strand of lace and one strand of mohair for the body. Level Advanced beginner; Intermediate. Size Depth: 10 in / 25 cm. Wingspan: 59 in / 151 cm. Gauge Square 4 “ x 4 “ (10 cm x 10 cm): 13 sts x 48 rows worked in garter stitch with the US 7 / 4.5 mm needle, washed and blocked. The lace motif (worked accordingly to chart 1) measures 1½ in / 4 cm x 4¼ in / 11 cm. However the gauge is flexible for this pattern. Just adapt the yardage.
- Knitting pattern
- Full instruction and chart
- Metric and imperial measures
Materials you need at home:
- Debbie Bliss, Rialto lace (100% extra fine merino SW; 1.8 oz / 50 g, 422 yds / 390 m), colour 44030, Iris: 1 skein; colour 44024, Mallow: 1 skein.
- Debbie Bliss, Angel (70% mohair, 30% silk; 0.9 oz / 25 g, 219 yds / 210 m), colour 036, Heather: 1 skein.
- One pair of short needles US 7 / 4.5 mm for the band of lace.
- One circular needle US 7 / 4.5 mm, 32 in / 80 cm minimum for the body.
- 1 stitch marker
- 1 tapestry needle