This light and frothy crescent shawl in two sizes (petite/tall) begins at the lower edge with a frill of lace and progresses through a series of patterns that alternate between openwork and solid garter stitch to the upper edge. The easy to work patterns make for quick knitting as does the “pi” construction, with cleverly placed decrease rows that reduce the stitch count all at once. Shown in a two-color arrangement, the knitter could easily add a third shade or work it in a single color—the design lends itself nicely to gradient colorways as well. To learn more about the design process of Salad Days, read the blog.
Shown here: petite shawl in Hempshaugh Fingering, color Buckwheat and Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk, color Endive
Bare Naked Wools Hempshaugh Fingering, Modern Deco Lace, Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Shetlandia Fingering, Jacob Fingering, Kent Lace, or any soft fingering blend that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
80(110) inches around hem edge and 15(19) inches in depth
Color A: A (hem color): 225(375) yards
Color B: (alternating color): 225(375) yards
20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on smaller needle (unblocked)
size 6US (4.0 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge
size 7US (4.5 mm) or .5 mm larger than gauge needle