Party Line Lace Shawl
The shawl uses basic lace stitches – increasing, decreasing and yarnovers. The pattern is written for both right and wrong sides and this may require more concentration at first, until you learn the pattern by heart and follow it easily. On the other hand, it is challenging and fun to knit as there are no ‘autopilot’ parts like purling the WS. The pattern can be customized by using different yarns, needle sizes or adding repeats. There are also two versions of the edging, a shorter and a longer one.
You can use any yarn ranging from lace to DK in solid or semi-solid colours. I used 103gr of light fingering wool, 500m/550 yards in 100g on US 2 1/2 (3,0mm) needles to obtain a shawl of 180 cm x 60 cm (71” x 24”)
The needle size should be adapted to the yarn you use and the lacy effect you want to achieve. I have a tendency to knit loosely, especially when I knit lace, so you may opt to upsize the needle size more than you would normally do and thus obtain this additional lacy effect.