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The Op Art Shawl features a play the traditional Old Shale Lace pattern, updated to create a shawl with a more modern construction and feel. The lace pattern distorts the stripes in a way that is reminiscent of the work of Bridget Riley, and so the name was born.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Wingspan: 208 cm / 82 inches


Depth: 51 cm / 20 inches

Yarn Thickness for Pattern Double Knitting
Garment Type Shawls, Cowls & Scarves

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The Op Art Shawl features a play the traditional Old Shale Lace pattern, updated to create a shawl with a more modern construction and feel. The lace pattern distorts the stripes in a way that is reminiscent of the work of Bridget Riley, and so the name was born.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Wingspan: 208 cm / 82 inches

Depth: 51 cm / 20 inches

YARN 
Blacker Yarns Brushwork, Sport Weight (70% Scottish Bowmont, 20% British Alpaca, 10% Castle Milk Moorit; 152 metres / 165 yards per 50g)

Shown in: 
MC: Wash; 3 balls 
CC: Splosh; 2 balls

When selecting colour combinations we recommend that you use the paler shade as MC

DIFFICULTY 
Three out of Five

Techniques include: simple lace knitting from charted instructions, short row shaping

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS 
4.5 mm (UK 7, US 7) circular knitting needle

7 stitch markers 
Darning needle to sew in ends

GAUGE / TENSION 
18 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches square measured over Old Shale when blocked

15 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches square measured over Garter Stitch when blocked

Always use a needle size which results in the correct gauge after blocking

PATTERN NOTES 
This shawl is knitted from edge to edge, using a combination of old shale and garter stitch. It features a simple stripe sequence and some short row shaping.

Issued: September, 2017

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