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mahana / Paula Pereira

This fun shawl, worked from the top down, combines one strand of fingering weight and one strand of lace weight, sometimes alternating, sometimes worked together. Paula Pereira used wispy mohair Piper and perky Finch in her Mahana shawl. The motif in the glorious lace border is also tucked into the bands of garter, welting, and fisherman's rib. We love this airy and warm piece.

specifications

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

74" [188 cm] wingspan and 35" [89 cm] deep at center

YARN:

finch / caspian 155 / 4 skeins 

piper / abilene 602 / 4 skeins

NEEDLES:

32" circular in sizes US 4, 6, and 7 [3.5, 4, and 4.5 mm] 

GAUGE:

20 sts and one 34-row repeat of body pattern for swatching = 4" [10 cm] wide and 3½" [9 cm] deep, with A and B and using needle sizes as indicated in swatching instructions, after blocking

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Crochet provisional cast on, picking out a waste yarn cast on (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Line-by-line instructions and some charts included.

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