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) yards
Gauge: 28 sts and 60 rows = 4 inches in garter st on larger (body) needle (unwashed, unblocked)
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