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Velvet Ziggurat

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The beauty of a gently curving stitch pattern combines with strong diagonal, vertical and horizontal lines, for a rectangular wrap based on a triangular shawl. The color changes of the gradient yarns are manipulated to illustrate the unusual shaping while still being allowed to naturally flow from one shade to the next.

70 1/2 inches long and 32 inches tall

Lux Adorna, 1 Lofty Lux Braid (8 skeins total) [100% cashmere; 1.75oz/50g; 230yd/210m balls]; MC Smoke #650, CC1 Wall Street #680, CC2 Thunder #655, CC3 Suit Up #657, 2 skeins each

1 set US #5/3.75mm 32 inch circular needle, US #6/4mm 32 inch circular needle

Tapestry needle, stitch markers

17 sts/32 rows = 4” in garter stitch after blocking
16 sts/21 rows= 4”in charted pattern after blocking
Gauge is not critical for this item but may affect yardage.

Pattern Notes
This shawl is started like a typical top-down triangular shawl with a garter stitch tab and a central decrease spine. Stitches are then cast on for the first vertical lace side and short rows are combined with decreases, working the vertical lace and the garter stitch triangle at the same time. This is repeated on the second side and then all stitches are used along the top of the wrap for the upper border.

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