This airy semicircle in two sizes (petite/tall), is begun on a provisional cast on and worked from center back neck to hem in a series of patterns that progresses from solid to more open and lacy. Trellis, vine, and leaf motifs tell the story of the vineyard as harvest time nears, forming a fabric that invites the autumn light to filter through. Complex to the eye, the lace is actually quite simple and entertaining to work. The final result is a stunning composition that offers a warm and beautiful layer on cool fall days.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Briar Rose Stella, Bare Naked Wools Mrs. Lincoln’s Lace, Spirit Trail Fiberworks Decima, indigodragonfly Merino Silk Lace, Miss Babs Yasmin, Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace, JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool Silk 2/18, Abstract Fiber Hepburn, The Unique Sheep Ling, Sweet Georgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace, or any lace weight yarn with 225 to 275 yards per ounce. Finished Size: 25(32) inches long and 64(76) inches across top edge (stretched and blocked)Yarn Requirements: 850(1100) yardsGauge: 28 sts and 60 rows = 4 inches in garter st on larger (body) needle (unwashed, unblocked)Needles:
size 3US (3.25 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 2US (2.75 mm) for hem, or .5 mm smaller than body needle