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
Cormo Lace, Yak + Silk Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Shetlandia Fingering, Jacob Fingering, Kent 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.
80(100, 120) inches around hem edge and 15(17, 19) inches long at center back
400(550, 700) yards in Cabecou Lace
450(600, 750) yards in Chebris Lace (using larger set of needles)
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)
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
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