A flirty, half-hexagon shawl in two sizes (petite/tall), worked from hem to neck, featuring openwork motifs that mimic the textured patterns in ice crystals and snowflakes. While the stitchwork and construction appear intricate, the motifs are actually worked entirely with simple maneuvers; the challenge with this piece is that it may require extra focus and attention. The result is well-worth the investment however, and wrong-side rest rows provide the opportunity to catch up, so that it knits up quickly in a heavier laceweight yarn. All in all, a delightful project in which to immerse oneself for a treat.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: NewHue Handspuns BamHuey Lace, Fearless Fibers Classic Merino Lace, Knitting Notions Classic Merino Laceweight, Studio June Bamboo Lace, Posh Daisy 2ply, Zauberwiese Lace Merino/Bbamboo, Woolen Rabbit Whisper or Kashmir Lace, Spirit Trail Nona, Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk +, Aalisha Goes Around Panoply of Peacocks Lace, Kaalund Yarns Classic 2, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci, or any soft, springy laceweight with approximately 200 yards per ounce.
Finished Size: 21(28) inches long at center back and 48(72) inches across top edge (stretched and blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 400(800) yards
Gauge: 23 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (unblocked)
size 5US (3.75 mm) for body, or size to obtain correct gauge
size 6US (4.0 mm) needle for hem (or one size bigger than body needle)
DPNs in same size as body needle for grafting (optional)