Extendo Shawl

Extendo Shawl- Fingering Weight

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Extendo Shawl- Fingering Weight
Extendo Shawl- Lace Weight
Extendo Shawl- Lace Weight
Extendo Shawl- Blocking
Extendo Shawl- Fingering Weight

The Extendo Shawl is worked from the bottom up, it’s edging is worked first in two halves and grafted in the center. The body stitches are then picked up across the top of the edging and worked with decreases at the edges and center seam so that the shawl seamlessly tapers to the top.  Optional beads add both weight and texture to this piece creating a fabric that is knit though it appears woven.  The Extendo stitch, while looking quite complex, is easily memorized and repeats itself throughout the entire body of the shawl.   Video links are included for the tricksy bits!

Light Fingering Weight - Small- 600 yards
                                    Large- 900 yards
Lace Weight (Held Double)- Small- 1200 yards
                                         Large- 1800 yards
Small- Malabrigo Sock (100% merino; 440 yd [402 m]/ 100 g): terracotta; 2 skeins
Large- Schaefer Yarn Andrea (100% cultivated silk; 1093 yd [1000 m]/ 100 g): chamomile; 2 skeins

Size 4 (3.5 mm) 40” circular needle
Two Size 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles
Size 12 (1 mm) Crochet Hook for threading on beads OR Super Floss (optional)
Size E/4 (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook for attaching fringe (optional)
896 (1760) Size 6 glass seed beads, approx 80 (150) grams (optional)
scrap yarn and crochet hook (for cast on)
cable needle
tapestry needle

Gauge (for both yarn weights and sizes)
22 sts /32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in st st, blocked
19 sts /31 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern st, blocked.

Finished Measurements (not including fringe)
Small- Approx. 44” at widest point, 22” at longest point
Large- Approx. 64” at widest point, 28” at longest point