A large, featherweight shawl in two sizes (petite/tall) that is worked from neck to hem in fine lace yarn. An allover pattern of showering buds gives way to a flounced hem of vines and leafy stems; the entire effect is reminiscent of a light-filled bougainvillea or wisteria bower. While visually complex, this project is composed largely of simple-to-work motifs using basic lace maneuvers. This shawl would be a lovely choice for a special wedding accessory that will be treasured later as a christening shawl for baby.
Shown here: tall size in Elemental Affects Cormo Lace, color Purity
Cormo Lace, Yak + Silk Lace, Fresh Lace, Kent Lace, Modern Deco Lace, or any fine, silky laceweight yarn with approximately 275 to 325 yards per ounce.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
68(76) inches wide at top edge and 27(32) inches long at center back (stretched and blocked)
30 sts and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked)
size 3US (3.25 mm) circular needle (or size to obtain correct gauge) and DPNs in same size for finishing