This fluid crescent shawl in two sizes (Petite/Tall), features an unusual hem treatment inspired by distinct shapes found in nature—tree mushrooms, sea sponges, and woodland nests come to mind. Quirky lines within the motifs are accented with a contrasting color here, but a single color or variegated colorway will offer equal drama. The shawl begins at the hem with easy-to-work lace motifs; the stitch count reduces steadily to a garter stitch body shaped by short rows into a curving shape. Use a soft yarn blend containing some silk for a fabric that drapes luxuriously with liquid edges.
Shown here: size petite in Chebris Lace, color Frappe
Yak + Silk Lace, Kent Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Shetlandia Fingering, Jacob Fingering, or any soft, laceweight yarn with 125 to 175 yards per ounce. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
80(100) inches around hem edge and 16(22) inches long at center back
500(900) total yards if using a single color
250(450) yards each of Color A (dark) and Color B (light) if using two colors as written
24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger (hem) needle (unwashed, unblocked)Needles:
size 5US (3.75 mm) for hem (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 3US (3.25 mm) for edging and body (or .5 mm smaller than body needle)