This striking shawl in two sizes (petite/tall) takes full advantage of the shimmer provided by a luxury yarn blend. Knit from hem to neck in highly embossed patterns, the design is a study in bold contrasts typical of Victorian compositions. Worked in a modern color or with striping through the hem, the final result is a stunning showpiece that’s sure to be noticed. Comprised entirely of easy to work motifs with wrong side rows in simple knit and purl, this project works up quickly for a special holiday gift and also is a good choice for a first shawl project. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Yarn Hollow Superior or Elemental, Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, or Ghillie Sock, Shalimar Yarns Paulie or Breathless, Spirit Trail Sunna, Anzula Dreamy, indigodragonfly MCS Sock, Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20, Quince and Co. Tern, The Wool Dispensary Deadly Stimulant, Fyberspates Rural Charm BFL Silk Cashmere, Briar Rose Sea Pearl, Stricken Smitten BFL & Silk Fingering, Posh Yarn Sylvia, SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Fine, or any silky fingering yarn with approximately 95 to 115 yards per ounce
Finished Size: 56(70) inches wide and 18(24) inches long at center back (stretched and blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 425(850) yards
Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (unblocked)
size 3US (3.25 mm) circular needle or size to obtain correct gauge
size 2.5US (3.0 mm) circular needle or .25 mm smaller than gauge needle