Loden

Brooklyn Tweed
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A lace triangle shawl with smocked leaf detailing by Irina Dmitrieva
The Peerie Collection, Wool People Vol. 9
Printed pattern, 12 pages

From Brooklyn Tweed: Worked in Peerie or Loft from the edge up with botanical motifs and openwork, this lace triangle is a formal garden of smocked stitches. The smocking rings a single stitch around its neighbors, gathering up clusters that also decrease the stitch count to achieve the shaping. Loden is active knitting that will require your full attention; there’s always something happening on right side rows, while wrong side rows let you catch your breath. Most of the charts are simple and easily memorizable, but the smocking stitches may involve an exciting maneuver you haven’t tried before.

Yarn
Loft Version - 3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Foothills

Peerie Version - 4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino Wool; 210 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Peony

Yardage
Loft Version - 710 total yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Peerie Version - 660 total yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Gauge
19 stitches & 24 rows = 4″ over pattern from Chart A; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after lace-blocking

Needles
One 40″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Finished Dimensions
56″ [142 cm] wingspan, 28″ [71 cm] height at center spine; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Felted Join

Please note: the stitch patterns in this shawl are charted only.