for Iza Lisette 2011
The firebird shawlette was originally designed to fit handspun yarn. Because of this, there is no specific, recommended yarn, only the yarn weight and yardage for the yarn used. The handspun yarn used for this shawl weighed 100g (~4 oz), was approximately sport weight, and came out to around 350 yards (320 meters). This pattern would work well in a fingering or sport weight yarn as well. Because I am a combination knitter, I tend to use less yarn than most other knitters, so I recommend using 370 yards or more for the shawl.
The shawl size is flexible and can be blocked to suit the knitter's needs. I chose to block mine wide and narrow for a more scarf-like shawl, but it can also be blocked taller for a more traditional shape.
I consider this shawl a good introduction to lace knitting for a someone new to lace knitting. The pattern comes with additional challenges for the more experienced knitter. The first section of the shawl is all stockinette knitting with easy to read charts for the lace sections. There is optional beading and a crochet edge for those that want to add a little extra to their shawls.
- lace sections charted
- no schematics
- no sewing
- all season
- straight (flat), no sewing
- flexible sizing: shawl in picture is 56 inches wide by 19 inches tall.
- digital PDF has 5 pages (letter size)
- 4 x 4 in
- 4.0 mm
- US 6
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