Here’s a soft, frothy little crescent in one scarf and two shawl sizes (mini/petite/tall) that is destined to become a year-round wardrobe staple, despite its featherlight weight and appearance. Knit in exotic cashmere, musk ox, bison, or mink, the lofty folds of this piece will capture warmth around the head and neck on the coldest of days or provide a whispery layer over that strappy LBD on a midsummer evening. For the knitter, it’s a non-taxing and entertaining project that travels well and makes a lovely gift; you might need to make two!
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Bare Naked Wools Chebris Lace
, MinkYarn.com Chambery, Pura Mongolian Cashmere Fingering, Skein Queen Sumptuous, Ivy Brambles Cashmere 2-Ply, Saffron Dyeworks Carmen, Windy Valley Muskox Cashmere or Pure Qiviuk, Jacques Cartier Qiviuk 2/14, MinkYarn.com 100% Mink Lace, Courchevel, or Chambery, Grinning Gargoyle Mink Lace, Viola Angora Lace, Cashmere America 2 ply 100% Cashmere, ColourMart Cashmere 2/14NM 4ply Weight, Fibre-Isle Magique or Lovit Cashmere, or any light fingering yarn with approximately 200 yards per ounce that knits to pattern gauge. Finished Size:
72(92, 102) around hem edge and 12(16.5, 20) inches long at center back (blocked)Yarn Requirements:
360(600, 800) yardsGauge:
26 sts and 52 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch (knit every row) on smaller needles (unblocked)Needles:
size 3US (3.25 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 5US (3.75 mm) for hem, or .5 mm larger than body needle