This light and airy crescent shawl in two sizes (petite/tall) begins at the hem with a cable and lace pattern that segues to a garter stitch and mesh body. “Pi” shaping is used throughout the easy to work lace sections with concealed decrease rows, while the shoulder area is shaped with short rows for a lovely fit. Shown in a two-color arrangement, the knitter could easily add a third shade or work the shawl in a solid color—the design lends itself nicely to gradient colorways as well.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Salt River Mills Suri Decadence or Simply Suri, Bare Naked Wools Chebris Lace
, Cabécou Lace
, or Better Breakfast Fingering
, Pura Mongolian Cashmere Fingering, Skein Queen Sumptuous, Ivy Brambles Cashmere 2-Ply, Windy Valley Muskox Cashmere or Pure Qiviuk, Jacques Cartier Qiviuk 2/14, Cashmere America 2 ply 100% Cashmere, ColourMart Cashmere 2/14NM 4ply Weight, or any light fingering/heavy lace yarn that knits to pattern gauge Finished Size:
80(105) inches around hem edge and 16(20) inches in depthYarn Requirements:
Color A (hem color): 180(300) yards
Color B (body color): 180(300) yards
20 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on larger needle (unblocked)Needles:
size 6US (4.0 mm) for hem (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 4US (3.5 mm) for body (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)