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Glisten Shawl

Glisten Shawl.

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Glittery Wonder:

This shawl is really easy to knit and yet makes a big statement. It's the perfect little wrap for an evening out on the town, and it brings a little sparkle to even the simplest outfit.

Nothing more than a knit triangle with fringe, this project is easy enough for even new knitters, but knitters of all skill levels will like the result.

Materials:

  • six skeins Louisa Harding Glisten (I used black) or about 560 yards of your favorite medium weight shimmery yarn
  • one pair size 8 US knitting needles (a circular needle is great for this project)
  • scissors
  • yarn needle
  • ruler
  • crochet hook

Gauge:

18 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches (4.5 stitches and 6 rows per inch) in Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not critical.

Size:

Finished wrap is 40 inches wide at the bound off edge and 33 inches long, excluding the fringe.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 3 stitches.
  2. Purl one row.
  3. Knit the next row, increasing by knitting into the front and back of the first and last stitch.
  4. Purl the next row.
  5. Continue in this manner, increasing on knit rows and working straight on purl rows, until piece measures about 40 inches wide.
  6. Bind off, cut yarn, weave in ends. You should have one ball of yarn left.
  7. Cut the remaining yarn into 6-inch pieces and use it to make fringe around the sides (not the top edge) of the shawl. I held two pieces together and used a crochet hook to loop the pieces through the work, as you would when making tassels. You will not use all of the yarn.
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