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Balbina is a lightweight shawlette that can be worn in all seasons wrapped around the shoulders or tied at the front. This is a great pattern to use up some of those beautiful single sock yarn skeins hiding away in your stash.

Balbina is easy to knit with the pattern flowing intuitively,  the shawl alternates the main (variegated) colour with the contrast (solid) finishing off with a contrasting colour band on one edge.

Blocking is also very easy; just hang or lay flat to dry, there is no need to pin.

For an average size shawl you’ll need two 50g skeins of sock yarn, one solid and one variegated or tonal. You can also use lighter or heavier weight yarn, this will affect the yardage needed and the size you obtain.

The shawl begins at one tip with the volume increasing on the wingspan (curved) edge until you reach desired length. The last section is formed using very easy short rows, no need to wrap and turn!

The pattern was tested and proofread by native English speaking knitters.


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