This project was finished in April 2011.
The second leaf shawl component of my Nerd Wars dissertation was the Lehmus-huivi shawl, a pattern that had been translated from the original Finnish.
I'm not sure if this is a pattern modification or a mistake that I corrected, but I kept the three edge stitches on both sides and the band across the top at the bindoff in garter stitch throughout. I found the chart a little confusing on those points, and garter stitch works! So that is what I did. I think it worked.
I gave it sunlight and watered it regularly, and it grew into this!
Pattern: Lehmus-huivi (free pattern available in Finnish and English on the designer's website)
Yarn: Left Coast Yarns Merino/Nylon 80/20 blend in Forbidden Forest, 396 yards of a 400 yard skein
Needles: Size 6 (4.0mm) Knit Picks Options nickle-plated interchangeables
Mods: I used fingering weight yarn and larger needles than the pattern indicated for a shawlette. Also, the chart only prints with the Finnish directions, and there is a small error in the chart that is corrected in the English instructions. If you can get as far as I did in that first swatch, you've got it made.
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