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Yarn Requirements1400-2000 yards of fingering weight yarn
Sizes AvailableSmaller version: 31” (78.5 cm) x 54.5” (138.5 cm) Larger version: 44” (112 cm) x 85.5” (217 cm)
Skills RequiredEdging - Added Afterwards Lace Knitting Longtail Cast-on
Joy is a large shawl. It is a right triangle with a knitted-on lace border. The shawl is knit from the short side of the triangle up to the point. The lace border is added after the knitting of the main shawl is complete. I named the shawl after my dear friend, Joy, who gave me the yarn that inspired the shawl as a birthday gift. Joy would also work well in a solid, semi solid, or even a fade. The pattern is written in two sizes. There is a lot of 2 x 2 rib in the shawl, but the end result is a beautifully draped fabric that is wonderful to wrap up in. The knitted ruffly border adds the perfect amount of softness and femininity to the geometric triangle shape.
Smaller version: 31” (78.5 cm) x 54.5” (138.5 cm)
Larger version: 44” (112 cm) x 85.5” (217 cm)
Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24 inch (60 cm) circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
Main color: Fingering-weight yarn, approximately 630 (1824) yards 576 (1668) meters *
Contrast color: Fingering-weight yarn, approximately 132 (200) yards 120 (183) meters
2 stitch markers
If you want to do a faded version, choose at least six (three) 100-gram hanks of fingering-weight yarn.
Photography by Nikki Colella. You can find her at instagram.com/nikkicolella