FD-68 Niobe Shawl
Niobe (pronouced nye-oh-bee), a variety of Clematis, is based on an old Shetland stitch pattern—and is also one of my all-time favorite blooming vines. This scarf is started by casting on only six stitches. The width is increased by one stitch every fourth row until the maximum width is achieved. Later, decreases are made at the same rate until just seven stitches remain to be bound off.
Yarn: lace weight; 400 yards.
Gauge: 20.5 sts and 24.6 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch, blocked.
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles.
Finished size: 80 x 13.5 inches (203 x 34 cm).
Notions: stitch markers are optional.
Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, s2-k1-p2sso.
Stitch instructions: Charted.
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