3.21.2012

Extendo Shawl

Spring has sprung and it's time for a seasonal pattern release, don't you think?  I've had this ready for a bit waiting for just the right week to let it out into the world, and today is the day!
Extendo Shawl- Fingering Weight, small
Welcome to Extendo Shawl... so named for the stitch I used throughout the body of the Shawl!  The Extendo Stitch is created by reaching down a few rows in between cables and pulling up a big loop of your yarn.  Of course I shot you a private video for the tricksy bit of this stitch, and that link is included in the pattern!
Extendo Shawl- Laceweight, Large with Beads
Extendo is written for both fingering weight and lace weight yarn (held doubled)  you get the same gauge with both yarns, the lace weight is a wee bit more challenging to work with but the fabric is creates is GORGEOUS! The lace weight version is knit with Schaefer Yarn Andrea in Chamomile, a stunning 100% cultivated silk in a color reminiscent of BUTTER!  It is shown in the larger size.
Extendo Shawl- Fingering Weight, small
The fingering weight version is knit with Malabrigo Sock in Terracotta.  This sample is knit in the smaller size. 
Extendo Shawl- Laceweight, Large with Beads
Construction Notes
The shawl is worked from the bottom up, first it’s edging is worked in two halves and grafted in the center. Then the body stitches are picked up across the top of the edging and worked with decreases at the edges and center seam so that the shawl seamlessly tapers to the top as you work the Extendo Stitch.  Optional beads add both weight and texture to this piece creating a fabric that is knit though it appears woven.

Want to read more details about Extendo Shawl and maybe even add it to your queue?  Go HERE!

Thinking a spring KAL is in order for this one so I will set up it up in my Ravelry group, I know a few people have been waiting for another shawl....

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