This pretty asymmetrical crescent shawl in two sizes (petite/tall) begins at the hem with a combination of wavy motifs to show off a self-striping or gradient yarn. The body is worked in a series of short row sections with inserts of eyelet to emulate the water’s surface as it laps against the shore. A foamy edging trims the longer side so that the piece will show a variety of frills when worn at any angle. The stitch patterns throughout are very easy to work, lulling the knitter into a gentle working rhythm; a great project for both experienced knitters and those new to lace. Choose a soft fiber blend with a relaxed twist for optimal results.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Feederbrook Farm Entropy Fingering, Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering or Chebris Lace, Briar Rose Fibers Sea Pearl, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction, Handmaiden Sea Silk, Three Irish Girls Westerly Sea Sock, Magliamania Yarn SEASILK, Shibui Knits Staccato, Fyberspates Scrumptious 4 ply/sport, Sundara Yarn Fingering Silky Merino, DyeForWool Fingering // Merino/Silk, Posh Yarn Sylvia Sock, or any silky fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
Finished Size: 72(84) inches around hem edge and 24(32) inches in depth at wide edge
Yarn Requirements: 375(800) yards
Gauge: 22 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch (knit every row) on smaller needles (unblocked)
size 6US (4.0 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 7US (4.5 mm) for hem, or .5 mm larger than body needle