This dramatic triangle shawl is worked from neck to hem in a mix of mesh openwork entwined with ever increasing leaf and vine motifs. While visually complex, the stitchwork consists of simple increases and decreases, with wrong side rows all in purl; this project is a relaxing knit that is intriguing but not overly challenging to work (and surprisingly fast to knit!). Pattern can be worked in a fine lace yarn to create a delicate fabric or heavy lace and light fingering yarn for one that is more substantial. This piece would make a gorgeous wedding shawl.
Shown here in Kent Lace, color Beach Pebble
Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Kent Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Jacob Fingering, or Shetlandia Fingering. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
78 inches wide across top edge and 36 inches long at center back
850 yards in fine lace yarn on smaller needles and
1100 yards in heavy lace or light fingering yarn on larger needles
Fine lace: 32 sts and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked)
Fingering: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked)
Lace: size 5US (3.75 mm) circular needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
Fingering: size 7US (4.5 mm) circular needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
Optional DPNs in same size for finishing neck