Dancing with Bears

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Dancing with Bears
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Where will your ursine guide lead you ... on a midmorning romp or a full moonlight bacchanal? Either way, you'll fit right in. This crescent-shaped shawl has a simple garter stitch ground. And my own stitch pattern, inspired by the classic bearclaw pattern, forms the border. (Enjoy the playful picot claws!)

Knitting begins with the picot cast on and border and is worked flat (lots of stitches, not so many rows), with short rows shaping the garter-stitch crescent. You’ll appreciate the smooth transition - no awkward angles! - where the border meets the body.

Dancing with Bears can also be made using a thinner or thicker yarn; use a needle size that creates the desired fabric and work a smaller or larger size to compensate for the difference in gauge.

Skills used: Picot cast on (explained), simple lace knitting (the only stitches used are ssk, p2tog and yo).

Pattern includes: Written instructions, border stitch pattern in both written and charted formats, schematic.

Carol Sunday
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Substitute any light worsted yarn: 690 (825, 960) yds.
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