Autumn Sky

  • Warm days, crisp, cool nights. The leaves change from green to shades of red, orange, gold. The sky is so blue it’s likely to take your breath away; Autumn. Depending on the time of year, it’s either my favorite or my second favorite season. As I sit here, the brilliant blue sky is the backdrop for the changing hues of the leaves, and the warmth of the day fades as the scent of the season drifts through my open window. Right now autumn is definitely my favorite time of year, though that will change at winter’s close.

    Knitting begins in one corner with a small cast on. The border is knit at the same time as the body of the shawl until the end, when it turns into an applied edging so that all four sides have the same lacy frills, and the stitches are all bound off before you know it… as autumn fades into winter, and the trees sleep until spring.

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  • Materials

    • Yarn: lace weight; 575 [975, 1275] yards.
    • Model: Posh Yarn Miranda Lace in A Place at the Edge of the Sky in second size, less than 4.5 yards left over; 875 yards in 100 grams; 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere.
    • Beads: 325 [550, 750] 8/0 seed beads.
    • Gauge: 20 sts and 19 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in lace stitch, blocked.
    • Needles: US US 4 (3.5 mm).
    • Crochet hook: US 13 (.85 mm) hook or size that fits through holes in beads.
    • Finished sizes: height x top/bottom; 12.5 x 71.75/89.75 [18.5 x 71.75/89.75, 21.5 x 82.5/100.75] inches.
    • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
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    Photos © 2019 Avi Dascaloff.