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Laura Patterson of Fiber Dreams shares her desire or
inspiration for her Dancing Shoes shawl..."Shoes. What
woman doesn’t love shoes? Well, there are some, but for most of us the love
affair started at some point in our teens, and rapidly became a lifelong
passion. Mine was recently renewed by, of all things, a hank of yarn—a
beautiful hank of lovely red yarn, whose color name is 1 Red Shoe. Later, I
was delighted when I found a frivolous font that is nothing but a collection
of women’s shoes. All these lovely shoes made me want to go dancing, but not
dancing as its mostly done today, rather dancing like in the old movies. I
want to dance a romantic tango with my husband while he holds a perfect red
rose in his teeth, or be swept away in a glorious waltz—either way I want to
be wearing a stunning dress, and drop dead fabulous red shoes."
This crescent-shaped scarf would be just the thing to have
draped across my shoulders while being propelled magically across the dance
floor. It begins with a lovely bit of old-fashioned lace along the bottom
edge. Short rows are used to shape it into a crescent, and the top edge is
decorated with a tiny applied border that adds just a touch of flounce.
Size (length measured along
top of lace just under short rows):
43.75 (54.5, 65.5, 76.25)"; 111.1 (138.4, 166.4, 193.7) cm.
270 (500, 870, 1070) yards fingering weight yarn (shown in Anzula Cloud)
Gauge: 20 sts = 4" in stitch pattern blocked
Needles: size US 5 (3.75mm)
k2tog, ssk, YO, placing beads with crochet hook method, cable cast on,
Stitch markers are optional.