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
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)