Motifs lifted from the Art Deco period are combined to create a lively texture across this asymmetric shawl in two sizes (petite/tall), meant to be worked in a shimmery yarn blend. While the visual effect is complex, the patterns are simple to work, relying on the tension of cable crosses to pull the ribbing back and forth; light and dark areas are the result of shifting fabric density. This design is worked in one piece from beginning to end and is easily resized.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Deco Fingering, Better Breakfast Fingering
, Chebris Lace
, Ginny Sport
, or Hempshaugh Fingering
, Briar Rose Fibers Sea Pearl, Miss Babs Tarte, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction, The Unique Sheep Tinsel Toes, Yarn Pirate Merino/Tencel Sock, Shibui Knits Staccato, or any fingering yarn blend with a soft hand that knits to pattern gauge Finished Size:
56(70) inches across top edge and 32(42) inches along bind off edgeYarn Requirements:
22 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needle (unwashed, unblocked)Needles:
size 6US (4.0 mm) for shawl body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 7US (4.5 mm) for hem (or .5 mm larger than gauge needle)