So as you might have noticed, I am kind of obsessed with the side to side garter stitch shawlettes. I mean honestly. It’s like the best of every world. You cast on 2 stitches. You only finish up with 2 stitches. You work the lovely lace edging as you go along. No picking up stitches or knitting the edging on. You can use nearly any quantity of yarn. My 72″x22″ shawl used about 430 yards, but if you have less you have a triangular scarf. If you have more you can make something massive and awesome. So really, it’s just all good. So here’s the next one, all finished up.



Argante is like Gaenor’s overly romantic older sister. She’s slightly more complicated, due to some short-row shaping that helps her stay on your shoulders. She’s a bit shallow as older sisters are apt to be. (Only 22″ deep). But the beautiful eyelet lace is soft and romantic and sophisticated at the same time. I love the way you can fold over all the edges and everything still looks lovely. Apparently I’m obsessed with reversible too.


I worked her up in more of SugarbeeStudios merino silk. Custom dyed for me. In fall inspired colors. If we can’t have fall in Florida, we can at least pretend.


And she’s for sale on Ravelry. Only $5.50.


  1. fairydew says

    Love!!! Purchased pattern today and love the construction of this shawl!!! What a great way to create.
    One question regarding the halfway point of the project: if a scale is not handy to determine when half the yarn is gone, is there a st. count for the garter section that would perhaps be a gauge for reaching the halfway point? My skein is 440y. Any help appreciated! Please feel free to respond to Fairydew on Ravelry. Thanks!

  2. Corrina says

    Commenting on my own blog just to clarify. The yarn I used was labeled 100 grams and 430 yards. But it weighed nearly 110 grams. I worked 23 repeats of the lace chart after set-up. For safety’s sake if you can’t weigh and you around the 400 yard mark, I would only do 20 or 21. Another option if you don’t have a scale is wind your yarn off into two separate cakes.


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