Sweet Caroline Shawlette
Sweet Caroline is a top-down, crescent shaped shawlette using a Shell Lace pattern that melds into a leaf motif. The modified gart-tab-cast-on & shaping of the shawl have been engineered to minimize the “point” that often develops on a top-down crescent shawl.
The project requires 2 skeins Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light(420 yds/~105g), or 1 skein Malabrigo Sock (440 yards/100 g), or approx 420 yards fingering weight yarn.
A word about gauge: I blocked the bazinga out of this shawl, and the stated gauge is based on the blocked measurements. However, it’s my experience that stst blocks out a little differently in the crescent shape than it does in a straight up stst swatch or sweater. For example, I generally get 23 st/4” with the recommended needle size and yarns in a typical stst gauge swatch. However, it blocks much wider in this type of pattern.
Pattern includes both written and charted directions for the lace pattern. To modify the pattern to make a larger shawl (requiring more yarn), see this project on Ravelry.
$5.00 per pattern
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
425 yards of fingering weight yarn.