Wildflowers of the Scottish highlands furnish the inspiration for this pretty, lightweight triangle shawl in two sizes (petite/tall). Worked from center back to hem using a provisional cast on to begin, the simple floral stitch patterns replicate an awakening springtime landscape, ending with a deeply scalloped hemline. The stitchwork is repetitive and easily memorized, making this a wonderful project for new lace knitters. Choose a relaxed, longwool yarn that will block well to shape the dramatic patterning.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Sample shown is the petite shawl knit in Bare Naked Wools Shetlandia, color Moorit.
Matching Motif: Machair
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Shetlandia (shown), Ghillie Sock, Jacob Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, or Cashmere, Elemental Affects Natural Shetland Fingering, Harrisville Designs Shetland, Blacker Yarns Shetland 4-ply, Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage Naturals, Christel Seyfarth Shetland Lambswool, or any longwool fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Finished Size: 68(74) inches wide and 26(32) inches in length
Yarn requirements: 600(1200) yards
Gauge: 23 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (washed and laid flat to dry)
Needles: size 6US (4.0 mm) needle (or size to obtain correct gauge); DPNs or spare needles in same size for finishing