Designed by Amy Gunderson
Fouetté is a gracefully curved, fast-growing shawl named for the 32 Fouettés featured in the ballet, Swan Lake. This accessory pairs classic garter stitch with Odette – a combination that creates a lovely, cushiony fabric. It features beautiful stripes that shift in size and a lace edging that make this piece elegant enough to drape over your shoulders on the next trip to the ballet.
This garter stitch shawl begins with just 3 stitches at the tip. Stitches are increased along one side, and decreased along the other side (half as often as the increases) to create a boomerang shape. A Feather and Fan Edging is worked along two sides of the Shawl Body. When working the Stripe Section, break colors after each stripe. Do not carry colors up the side of the work. We recommend weaving in your ends as you go.
Width at Widest Point: 29½”
Universal Yarn Odette (61% superwash fine merino, 22% nylon, 17% alpaca; 50g/241 yds)
• 110 Gargoyle (MC) – 3 skeins
• 105 Indigo (CC) – 3 skeins
Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 40” circular or longer (to accommodate larger number of sts) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, removable stitch marker
20 sts x 40 rows = 4” in garter stitch
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Fouetté is available as part of e-book To the Pointe, and as an individual pattern through Ravelry.