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05 February 2013

See-through Shawl

 This is a great shawl to wear around the house when you're slightly cold, or gives that kick for a plain t-shirt.  The project can be modified by knitting more tightly to make it a more solid piece.

You'll need:
  • 1 skein of yarn of your choice (softer is better)
  • Large knitting needles (you'll be knitting loosely so size isn't important, I'd try 12 or larger)
  • Darning needle
  1. Cast on  20 stitches, extremely loosely. You'll want each stitch to be 1-2 inches long.
  2. Knit extremely loosely until piece measures 45 inches long.  Bind off all stitches.
  3. Using bind off edge of piece, sew together that edge to the side of cast on edge, creating a circle.
  4. Add tassles if desired evenly along bottom edge.
To make tassle:
  1. Using a piece of cardboard, book, or notebook that corresponds to how long you want the tassles, wrap yarn around about 10 times.  Cut end of yarn.
  2. Carefully remove off of  measuring tool and wrap yarn around one end tightly.  Cut yarn and secure.
  3. Cut bottom of tassle to free yarn to dangle.
  4. Secure to project by threading a darning needle and weaving through top of tassle through the loop of yarns.