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.Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Chebris Lace, Cabécou Brillant Lace or Hempshaugh Lace, Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk +, Spirit Trail Fiberworks Nona, Briar Rose Fibers Stella, Anzula Cloud, Woolen Rabbit Kashmir, Shalimar Breathless Lace, Indigodragonfly MerGoat Lace, A Verb for Keeping Warm Even Tinier Annapurna, or any soft, laceweight yarn with 125 to 175 yards per ounce
Finished Size: 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
Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger (hem) needle (unwashed, unblocked)
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)