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2.000000 out of 5 stars

Gentle: Reversible Shawl


Designer: Diana Troldahl
Pattern Type: Knit
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Sizes Included: 60" X 27"
Yarn Lines: Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn
Yardage: 330
Needles/Hooks Suggested: Size 8 (5.0mm): straight needles or circular
Fiber Type: Wool & Blends
Weight: Worsted/Hvy Worsted
An old-fashioned triangle shawl with a secret; simplified short-row shaping curves it securely around your shoulders.
The simple lace border and subtle ‘collar’ are worked while you knit the shawl with an easily-memorized row repetition.
Because each sideways row is slightly different from its neighbors, pooling in hand-painted yarns is minimized.
If you use bulky or super bulky yarn you can complete it with a few evenings in front of the tv; and when you are finished, you have a fully-reversible warm and cozy shawl to keep or gift to someone you love.
I have provided specific instructions for using fingering, sport/dk, worsted, Aran, bulky and super bulky yarns as well as guidelines for using whatever yarn you have on hand. As long as you have a relaxed tension with the needles you use, gauge is not crucial.

Main image shows version in Wool of the Andes Avocado; additional images shows other versions in different yarn weights.

Gentle: Reversible Shawl Pattern (Paid Download)
SKU: 10692D
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2 out of 5 stars

As the previous review my shawl is turning out much much smaller than the amount of year purchased with the needles recommended. Im not sure what to do now maybe buy more yarn and increase the size. I like the pattern except for the yarn/size issue. Im really not sure what to do at this point maybe go for a new pattern and start over. I like the needle size also which was recommended by the designer.

2 out of 5 stars

I was looking forward to an easy, useful project, but this just wasn't it -- easy, yes; useful, no. I'm working in Lindy Chain fingering on size 6 needles, as stated in the pattern. (I'm not a "tight" knitter, but no gauge is given, so I can't tell you how well my definition of "not tight" matches the pattern author's.) I worked exactly according to the instructions, but since I soon realized this shawl was going to be much, much smaller than the picture, I added 11 extra repeats of the lace pattern. I just got to the mid-point tonight, and even after my modifications, it's still too small; so now I'm trying to decide whether to finish it and give it away, or unravel it to reclaim the yarn. Very disappointed.