The Strand by Melanie Rice

Melanie Rice

Brand
Color
Sunfish
Devil's Pool
Night Heron
Brook Trout
Cuckoo Flower
Cooper's Hawk
Hemlock
Arrowgrass
Black-Eyed Susan
Cattail
Trillium
Coral Reef
Pasture Rose
Bull Thistle
Appalachian Stone
Meadow Violet
Bee Balm
Juneberry
Northern Cardinal
Oyster Mushroom
Silver Maple
Schist
Porcupine
Gorge
Slate
Solis SW809
Impressionist Sky SW806
Azules SW856
Playa SW871
Indiecita SW416
Lettuce SW037
Fresco Y Seco SW128
Natural SW063
Pearl SW036
Alcaucil SW805
Light of Love SW857
Archangel SW850
Rayon Vert SW854
Ravelry Red SW611
Stonechat SW173
Violete Africana SW808
Dewberry SW141
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The Strand 
Named for a bustling beach lined with shops, restaurants, and a vintage ice cream parlor on Galveston Island in Texas, the Strand incorporates a decadent lace pattern with a romantic feel, reminiscent of those early 20th century Victorian homes such as the Bishop's Palace on the island.

The shawl is a right triangle, with the lace pattern panel placed off center on the bottom edge.  Pattern includes charts and the full written instructions. Use any yarn weight up to light worsted, just be sure to adjust your yarn requirements accordingly. This design should be blocked firmly (blocking wire on the bound off edge works exceptionally well.) 

Kit includes pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here

 Light Fingering Weight

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Socks Yeah! by CoopKnits (75% Merino Wool / 25% Nylon; 50g/231yds): 3 Skeins.  Shown in Topaz.

ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/428 yds): 2 Skeins.  This yarn is spun and dyed in the United States from South American merino wool.  O-Wash Fingering uses a new GOTS certified process that stabilizes the wool, allowing it to be easily washed while maintaining its woolen characteristics.  O-Wash Fingering is also dyed in low impact, environmentally friendly dyes. Available in a wide array of solid colors. 

ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 2 Skeins.  Malabrigo is kettle-dyed so that the yarn carries depth and variegation.  Supersoft merino wool with the added bonus of superwash, easy care washing instructions, what more could you ask?

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Wingspan- 66” x 23” tall at centerline, after firm blocking

YARDAGE: 500 yds in sock weight
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm 32" or longer circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry Needle, Row Counter
GAUGE: 23 sts = 4" in garter stitch, after firm blocking

Images courtesy of Melanie Rice with yarn photos by Yarn Loop



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