Lilacs & Rain Shawl

Lilacs & Rain ShawlLilacs & Rain Shawl by Katrina King, from Knitting Traditions Spring 2016

My first spring at Colorado State University was a unique assault on my senses. Because I was born and raised in the desert western half of Colorado, my nose had to acclimate to the flora and the amount of moisture in the air. That spring, I unknowingly fell in love. Afternoon rainstorms that lasted just long enough to dampen the grass and awaken the scent of the numerous lilacs on campus stole my heart. The scent of the tiny flowers along with the moist earth brings back cherished memories and joy to my heart every spring.

Finished Size 40″ square.

Yarn JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk Lace (50% wool, 50% silk; 1120 yd [1024 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): lilac, 1 skein.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 20″ and 40″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 30 rnds = 4″ in patt.

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