Physalis Shawl

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Physalis Shawl

Description

This airy, ethereal crescent shawl in three sizes (petite/medium/tall) begins at the hem with a dramatic border of floating leaf shapes. The entire composition is suggestive of the fragile forms of dried and pressed plant material found in a winter garden. The body of the shawl is worked in short rows of openwork mesh pattern and finished off at the neck edge with a deep shaped border of openwork organic forms. While the construction is somewhat complex, the motifs here are deceptively easy and quick to work; this is an interesting and rewarding project for the adventurous knitter.
 
Shown here: size medium in Cabecou Lace, color Champagne and size petite in Chebris Lace, color Truffle
 
Suggested Yarns: 
Cormo LaceYak + Silk LaceModern Deco LaceShetlandia FingeringJacob FingeringKent Lace, Fresh Lace, Stone Soup Fingering, or any fine yarn which has approximately 400 yards per 2 ounces. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.

Finished Size: 
80(100, 120) inches around hem edge and 15(17, 19) inches long at center back

Yarn Requirements: 
400(550, 700) yards in Cabecou Lace
450(600, 750) yards in Chebris Lace (using larger set of needles)

Gauge:
Cabecou Lace: 30 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked)
Chebris Lace: 26 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked)

Needles: 
Cabecou Lace: 
size 6 US (4.0 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 4 US (3.5 mm) for hem, or .5 mm larger than body needle
Chebris Lace: 
size 8 US (5.0 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 7 US (4.5 mm) for hem, or .5 mm larger than body needle