Two Sisters

This butterfly-shaped shawl unites two lace patterns, one a scaled-up version of the other, both lovely, and with a series of parallel waves running between them.

Shawl is worked in one piece flat from end to end. It starts wide, narrows in center to fit nicely around the neck, and then widens out to the other end.

Wear it down like an open-backed vest or poncho, or around the neck as for a scarf or shawl.

Size of finished shawl: Shape is a skewed rectangle: 76" long by 30" wide on the ends and 13" wide in the center. Measurements are approximate.

Yarn: 5 skeins Sunday Knits sport- weight yarn including: Heaven (100% cashmere - 225 yds / 200 m per 50g skein) or any of our 3-ply yarns (246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein): Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), or Brigadoon (merino tweed). Shown in Brigadoon birch.

Substitute any sport weight yarn that makes a nice loose fabric when worked to gauge. 1210 yds. Work stripes in any number of colors: 1100 yds total.

Needles & Notions: Size 6 US / 4 mm needles (adjust needle size as needed), tapestry needle, stitch markers, a row marker may also be helpful.

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st. Note: This is a loose gauge for the yarn used, which typically knits up at 24-28 sts per 4".

Skills used: Lace (pattern stitches on RS only), cables, reading charts (stitch patterns are in both charted and written formats.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, charts, glossary.

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