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Utsukushii Wrap in Silky Alpaca Lace designed by Jennifer Dassau

The Yarn

Silky Alpaca Lace 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk Silky Alpaca Lace is a beautiful blend of fibers, spun into a gossamer yarn that knits into amazing lightweight pieces. The alpaca in this yarn provides warmth and a soft halo; The silk adds a subtle sheen to the knitted stitches. Worked in lace with larger needles, Silky Alpaca Lace makes lovely, light-as-air shawls, garments and accessories.

The Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 22” wide and 64” long, after blocking YARN Silky Alpaca Lace by Classic Elite (70% alpaca, 30% silk; 50g = approx 440 yards) 3 balls 2448 Perfect Storm NEEDLES Knitting needles in size US 7 (4.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge GAUGE 18 sts and 23 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

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PATTERN STITCHES

Garter Stitch (Gtr St): Knit all sts, every row. Japanese Feather Stitch (multiple of 11 sts + 1): (also, see chart A) Row 1 and all WS rows: K1, * p10, k1; rep from *. Rows 2, 4, 16 and 18 (RS): * P1, k10; rep from * to last st, p1. Rows 6, 10 and 14: * P1, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1, (ssk) 3 times; rep from * to last st, p1. Rows 8 and 12: * P1, k1, (k1, yo) 3 times, (ssk) 3 times; rep from * to last st, p1. Rows 20 and 24: * P1, (k2tog) 3 times, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1; rep from * to last st, p1. Rows 22 and 26: * P1, (k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 3 times, k1; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 28: * P1, (k2tog) 3 times, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1; rep from * to last st, p1. Chart A: Japanese Feather Stitch Rep rows 1-28 for Japanese Feather St.

(multiple of 11 sts + 1; 28 row rep)

Stockinette Wave Stitch (multiple of 11 sts): (also, see chart B) Row 1 (WS): * P10, k1; rep from *. Row 2 (RS): * P1, k10; rep from *. Rep rows 1-2 for Stockinette Wave St.

28 26

27 25 23 21

24 22 20

19 Long–Tail Cast-on Method: 18 See tutorial on Classic Elite website: 17 16 http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/Stitches/CO/LongTailCO.php 15

14 Stretchy Bind-off Method: K2, *insert the LH needle into the front of the 212 sts on 11 on RH needle. K1, rep from * RH needle and knit them together – 1 st remains 10 9 until all sts have been bound off. 8 7 6 5 4 3 Chart A: Japanese Feather Stitch 2 – RS (multiple of 11 sts + 1; 28 row rep) WS – 1 13

ABBREVIATIONS

beg: begin(ning) BO: bind off CO: cast on cont: continue est: establish(ed) k: knit k2tog: knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased) LH: left hand p: purl rep: repeat RH: right hand RS: right side st(s): stitch(es) ssk: slip 2 sts, 1 at a time as if to knit, insert tip of LH needle into front of 2 slipped sts and use RH needle to knit them together through the back loops. (1 st decreased) WS: wrong side yo: yarn over (1 st increased)

12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

28 26 24 22 20 18

27 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 WS – 1

16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 – RS

Chart B: Stockinette Wave Stitch (multiple of 11 sts; 2 row rep) WS – 1

2 – RS 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

knit on RS, purl on WS purl on RS, knit on WS yo k2tog ssk pattern repeat

12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Chart B: Stockinette Wave Stitch (multiple of 11 sts; 2 row rep)

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WS – 1

2 – RS


ABBREVIATIONS

beg: begin(ning) BO: bind off CO: cast on cont: continue est: establish(ed) k: knit k2tog: knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased) LH: left hand p: purl rep: repeat RH: right hand RS: right side st(s): stitch(es) ssk: slip 2 sts, 1 at a time as if to knit, insert tip of LH needle into front of 2 slipped sts and use RH needle to knit them together through the back loops. (1 st decreased) WS: wrong side yo: yarn over (1 st increased)

WRAP

Use Long-Tail method to CO 108 sts. (WS) Knit 2 rows. Est Edging (WS): Work 4 sts in Gtr St (edge sts, keep in Gtr St throughout), beg with row 1 work Japanese Feather St to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Gtr St (edge sts, keep in Gtr St throughout). Cont as est and work through RS row 28 of Japanese Feather St. Est Main Section (WS): Work 4 sts in Gtr St as est, work 34 sts as est in Japanese Feather St, beg with row 1 work 33 sts in Stockinette Wave St, work 33 sts as est in Japanese Feather St, work 4 sts in Gtr St as est. Rep main section 11 times total, end after RS row 28 of Japanese Feather St. Est Edging (WS): Work 4 sts in Gtr St as est, beg with row 1 work Japanese Feather St to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Gtr St as est. Cont as est and work through RS row 28 of Japanese Feather chart. (WS) Knit 2 rows. BO all sts using Stretchy Bind-off method.

FINISHING

Block to measurements.

From the Designer Utsukushii means lovely or beautiful in Japanese, and this lovely stole knit in Silky Alpaca Lace features a Japanese Feather lace pattern framing simple Stockinette panels. The lace undulates gently from side to side, creating a feeling of lightness and movement. Knit at a large gauge, and generous enough to enfold you comfortably, Utsukushii is a warm yet weightless wrap that lends any occasion a touch of loveliness. Jennifer Dassau Jennifer designs simple pieces with a smidgen of technique. www.jenniferdassau.com www.ravelry.com/designers/jennifer-dassau

© 2011 Jennifer Dassau and Classic Elite Yarns 122 Western Avenue • Lowell, MA 01851

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This pattern is specifically for private use only. All commercial uses involving reproduction of this pattern or duplication of this garment is prohibited unless specifically licensed in writing by copyright owner. For more information about this design, visit www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/202/Issue202.php


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