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Allegro Shawl Knitting Pattern

Allegro Shawl Knitting Pattern

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Allegro is an unusual, wrap around top, with ribbed waistband and open back. This top is extremely lightweight due to its open lace stitch. It is very easy to make and knits up really fast, with very little finishing needed. A superb piece to wear over a summer dress or t-shirt with jeans or as a layering piece for winter.  Allegro is superb for protecting your neck and upper back against chilly evenings and is so light, you almost forget you are wearing it. Pictured here with the cross-over at the front, Allegro can be worn with this at the back so that the draped poncho look is forwards.

Louise H in Cumbria, says: “I wear Allegro throughout the year; it’s a fantastic garment and I just love the way total strangers compliment me!” 

Photographed in the colour Alpaca Fawn
Knitted in Purl Alpaca designs Medium 100% alpaca yarn
Skill level: novice
X-Small: UK sizes 6-8, to fit 52cm/21″ waist (5 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit 62cm/24.5″ waist (5 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit 72cm/28″ waist (6 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit 82cm/32″ waist (7 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 18-20, to fit 92cm/36.5″ waist (7 balls of yarn)

(Measurements are all approximate as Allegro shawl is very flexible and each given size can easily accommodate a smaller or larger size.)

Needle size: 7mm straight:  4mm circular (needles not supplied)
Tension: 10sts and 12 rows to 10cm square over Lace Stitch using 7mm needles

Please note, if using a different yarn, correct tension must be obtained to make sure Allegro fits properly.

You can also purchase the complete kit with yarn or have one knitted for you.