If you haven't done short rows before, don't worry. The short rows on this shawl is easy. You just turn and knit the other way and use decreases to close up the holes you get from turning mid-row. By the way, if you fancy learning short rows, I'm teaching a class on it at Spin A Yarn on Friday this week. I know they've had a last minute cancellation so there is still a couple of spaces free. Call them quickly if you want to join me to learn three different short rows and how to use them in your knitting.
Clementina is a little bit different from other triangular shawls I've done in the past. It starts with just a few stitches at the bottom point and the triangular shape is achieved by working increases inside the lace border which runs up the edges of the shawl. Once you get closer to the top of the shawl you insert a lace triangle into the centre back. The shawl is knitted in one piece.
The original was knitted in my hand-dyed Pure Silk but this shawl can be knitted in any medium weight lace yarn. You'll need 800m/100gr skein. The pattern is now available on Ravelry and I'll be listing it on Patternfish too, so it'll be available there soon.
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