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The Interesting Bits Shawl

If you've ever looked at a top-down triangular shawl and thought, "I like it -- but it's going to take forever to get to the interesting bits," then this is the shawl for you.

It has a conventional top-down option, but there's also a scarf version that skips all the lead-up and begins right where the slip-stitch pattern is. So whether you're in the mood for some (fairly) mindless knitting first, or just want to skip to the interesting bits, this one's for you! Can be knit as a scarf or a shawl in either Milo or Feliz or a combination.

Lisa R. Myers

Finished Size
Shawl: About 65" wide along upper edge, and 32" long from center of upper edge to lower point, after blocking
Scarf: About 6.5" wide and 78" long

Shawl shown in Milo, 1 sk of i2220 Roma (MC) and 2 sk of i8881 Beehive (CC)
Scarf shown in Feliz, 1 sk each of Z2206 Mulberry (MC) and Z9089 Huarache (CC)

Stitch markers
Waste yarn for provisional cast-on
Tapestry needle

22 sts and 40 rows = 4" / 10 cm in pattern from Belted Stripes chart, blocked.

Needle Size
US 5 (3.75mm) 29" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.