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.
Shown here in NewHue Handspuns BamHuey Lace, color Chrystal
Kent Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Shetlandia Fingering, Jacob Fingering, or any soft, springy laceweight with approximately 200 yards per ounce. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
21(28) inches long at center back and 48(72) inches across top edge (stretched and blocked)
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)