Lace Rims Shawl
by Lorna Miser
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This shawl was designed to celebrate the release of Lorna’s book

“The Knitter’s Guide to Hand Dyed and Variegated Yarns”

This informative stitch dictionary includes 10 simple, accessible techniques, 65 stitch patterns, and 20 projects
that make the most of the dazzling color combinations and creative possibilities that variegated yarns have to
offer.  Perfect for knitters, from advanced beginner to advanced who are seeking simple, proven solutions to the
common but often unexpected problems that arise when working with variegated yarns.

It uses the gorgeous custom color by
Lorna’s Laces

“Lorna’s Purple Mustang”

This colorway is all shades of purple, from palest lilac to dark eggplant. The contrast between colors is great and
special care needed to be used in deciding what to knit with it.

   Even though it is monochromatic, the high contrast makes it an “active colorway”, meaning the colors compete
for attention rather than blending gently into each other. It is important to choose a bold repetitive lace pattern
that will show up. Any intricate lace pattern would be lost in the mix of colors.

   Another benefit to this design is that the number of stitches changes every 4 rows. This changes how the
colors line up and prevents pooling. Of course this shawl design would look great in any hand dyed colorway and
not have much chance of pooling.


Lace Rims Shawl
By Lorna Miser

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: Semicircular, approximately 24” long x 48” wide

Materials: 3 skeins Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (100% superwash wool, 200 yards each) color “Lorna’s Purple
Mustang”, approximately 100 size 6 large seed beads, size 6 (4mm) 24” circular needles, size G (6) crochet
hook, beading needle

Gauge: 4 sts and 6 rows = 1” after blocking, size 6 (4mm) needles or size to get gauge

Notes: This shawl begins at the neck edge and grows every 4th row. It can bound off earlier for a smaller
shawlette or scarf. It can be made larger by continuing the increases.
Kfb = knit into front and back of next stitch (increases 1 stitch)

Cast on 6 sts.
Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl
Row 2: Kfb 5 times, k1. (11 sts)
Row 4: Knit 1, (yo, k2tog) 5 times. (11 sts)
Row 6: Kfb 10 times, k1. (21 sts)
Row 8: Knit 1, (yo, k2tog) 10 times. (21 sts)
Row 10: (Knit 1, kfb) 10 times, k1. (31 sts)
Row 12: Knit 1, (yo, k2tog) across. (31 sts)
Row 14: (Knit 2, kfb) 10 times, k1. (41 sts)
Row 16: Knit 1, (yo, k2tog) across. (41 sts)

You will continue to increase 10 sts every 4th row, however now it will need to be centered as follows. Alternate
right side rows are worked as eyelet rows (as row 16).

Row 18: (Knit 2, kfb, k1) 10 times, k1. (51 sts)
Row 22: (Knit 3, kfb, k1) 10 times, k1. (61 sts)
Row 26: (Knit 3, kfb, k2) 10 times, k1. (71 sts)
Row 30: (Knit 4, kfb, k2) 10 times, k1. (81 sts)
Row 34: (Knit 4, kfb, k3) 10 times, k1. (91 sts)
Row 38: (Knit 5, kfb, k3) 10 times, k1. (101 sts)
Row 42: (Knit 5, kfb, k4) 10 times, k1. (111 sts)
Row 46: (Knit 6, kfb, k4) 10 times, k1. (121 sts)
Row 50: (Knit 6, kfb, k5) 10 times, k1. (131 sts)
Row 54: (Knit 7, kfb, k5) 10 times, k1. (141 sts)
Row 58: (Knit 7, kfb, k6) 10 times, k1. (151 sts)
Row 62: (Knit 8, kfb, k6) 10 times, k1. (161 sts)
Row 66: (Knit 8, kfb, k7) 10 times, k1. (171 sts)
Row 70: (Knit 9, kfb, k7) 10 times, k1. (181 sts)
Row 74: (Knit 9, kfb, k8) 10 times, k1. (191 sts)
Row 78: (Knit 10, kfb, k8) 10 times, k1. (201 sts)
Row 82: (Knit 10, kfb, k9) 10 times, k1. (211 sts)
Row 86: (Knit 11, kfb, k9) 10 times, k1. (221 sts)
Row 90: (Knit 11, kfb, k10) 10 times, k1. (231 sts)
Row 94: (Knit 12, kfb, k10) 10 times, k1. (241 sts)
Row 98: (Knit 12, kfb, k11) 10 times, k1. (251 sts)
Row 102: (Knit 13, kfb, k11) 10 times, k1. (261 sts)
Row 106: (Knit 13, kfb, k12) 10 times, k1. (271 sts)
Row 110: (Knit 14, kfb, k12) 10 times, k1. (281 sts)
Row 114: (Knit 14, kfb, k13) 10 times, k1. (291 sts)
Row 118: (Knit 15, kfb, k13) 10 times, k1. (301 sts)
Row 120: K1 (yo, k2tog) across. (301 sts)
Row 121: Purl

Crochet beaded bind off
Cut yarn approximately 20 yards from knitting. String 100 beads.
Using crochet hook, (insert hook thru 3 st together as if to purl, pull loop thru, chain 3, slide up a bead, chain 3)
repeat across to last 4 sts, work last repeat using 4 sts. Fasten off.

Block shawl, pulling out beaded points.