The shaping of the shawlette amazes me.
This is my first shawlette pattern
it's an Anne Hanson pattern -
found on her website Knitspot
les Abeilles [the bees] is my first shawlette pattern
-not counting the kerchief neckwarmers -
and did not know what to expect . . . .
following directions cast on - - - - whoa, Nellie ! - - - -
242 stitches * * * Yikes !
that what it said, 242 sts.
As it turns out this is the lace edge that forms the 'angle' of the triangle.
Thereafter, every other row contains decreases
that self-shapes this shawlette.
It truly amazes me.
The shaping is apparent after knitting twenty or thirty rows.
The picot-like edging is knit as you go.
Easy-peasy lemon squeezy.
not added later with pick-up stitches.
Here's les Abeilles' progression - photo-by-photo.
A few rows past the lace portion and on to the garter stitch portion.
Look how this beauty is taking form.
Moving right along.
Only a dozen or so stitches remain on my circular.
Here is the set up for the three-needle bind off.
showing pre-blocked size.
Final size 37" across at neck edge and 20" center point.
Cast on July 1st and Blocked and finished July 7th.
I'm enjoying this pattern. So easy to follow Anne's instructions
and the charts are large enough to see.
This pattern will be used again and again.
Great for gifting.
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