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Hollywood and Vine Shawl (Top Secret)

Job type Test knit

Hollywood and Vine is created through cables, twisted stitches, leaves, and a lifted yarnover knot stitch.  It is elegant, light, and warm.  Large enough to use as a wrap or even as a lap blanket.  The addition of a knitted-on border is what bumps the pattern difficulty up to "difficult."  Addition of tassels is optional.

The pattern is part of an indie designer collaboration, so it is top secret for now.  Designer will notifiy testers when sharing is allowed.

Tech edited This pattern has been tech edited.
Difficulty Difficult
Due date 2023-09-23   This is a flexible deadline!
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Secret
Advertiser Knit Equals Joy Designs
Spots available 0
Sizes required One size : Filled!
Finished measurements

35 in. [89 cm] height,  42 in. [106.5 cm] along edges,  60.5 in. [153.5 cm] width.  (After edging added:  40 in. [101.5 cm] height, 47 in. [119.5 cm] along edges, 65.5 in. [166.5 cm] width.)

Gauge After soaking and blocking: 20 sts and 34 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Leaf & Vine Motif (begins on pg. 4 and charted on pg. 14). Gauge does not matter greatly; of importance is that you like the appearance and density of the fabric.
Charted or written pattern Both
Skills required

Skills Needed: YO, kfb, pfb, and kpk increases and ssk, k2tog and sl1-k2tog-psso decreases, using cable needle, picking up stitches for border.  Instructions for cables are provided.  Shawl instructions are provided as charts or line-by-line written instructions.

Yardage does not yet include tassels.  Please have extra yarn on hand if you do want to include tassels.

Construction type Bottom up; side borders are picked up and knitted on later.
Required or recommended yarn Malabrigo Arroyo or comparable weight yarn
Yardage 4 skeins (1,340 yds) Yardage doesn't yet include the tassels
Tools required

Other Materials: 24 stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, highlighter tape (optional), blocking pins or wires, blocking mats, wool wash, large tassel maker (optional; there are also many online tutorials using household materials in the creation of tassels).

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker

Once the collection is released, I would love it if you shared your project pictures on Instagram and tagged me @knitequalsjoy.

if you are on Ravelry, please set up a project linked to the pattern page using the pre-release code above.  Please mark it "Complete" when finished.

The feedback I am especially looking for is how much yarn you used and the finished measurements.  Please keep me apprised of your progress and keep in touch with any questions you might have.

Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Upon completion, I will send you a coupon code to use for one free pattern from my catalogue on Payhip and a coupon code to download the final version of Hollywood and Vine on Payhip.

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