Semi-circle shaped shawl, the border is knitted at the end, sideways. Thanks to its shape the shawl drapes beautifully over the shoulders and is nice and warm even when knitted with thin yarns, like the sample I made.
I knitted this shawl during my summer holiday and it was an easy-going activity to make the body of it. However, the border demands attention and patience – it has almost the same amount of yarn as the body of the shawl and it does seem to build quite slowly. Despite this, I enjoyed knitting it because the pattern is easy to memorize hence you can knit it anywhere, even without the pattern being in front of you.
The choice of colours can change the style of the shawl: if you use the same colour for the body and the border you will get an elegant piece, or you can make it quite wild by combining strongly-coloured or variegated yarns. You could even make the body stripy, getting a completely different effect.
Three shawls, connected by wise color selection. Be brave and knit a loud shawl to attract attention or use different shades of just one color and enjoy the elegant effect. All three patterns are designed for lace / light fingering yarn, but the textured pattern provides an effective cover for Autumn months.
Malombre is knitted with two strands of lace weight yarn. The tender dynamics of the shawl is given by the color change of one strand at a time in an easy and elegant stockinette background.
Swiss Cottage is simple and adjustable top-down triangular shawl.
Take the advantage for buying the whole collection for decreased price and knit eye catching accessories.
top span: 130 cm, lower span: 215 cm, height: 50 cm
DIFFICULTY, SKILLS NEEDED:
Advanced. The border is added to the main part of the shawl sideways. The border includes both cable and lace elements.
Malabrigo Yarn Lace (430m/50g, 100% merino extra fine),colours: 275 Noviembre, 42 Garnet
3 mm or the size required for the chosen yarn
Yarn thickness: fingering-lace. While almost any type of yarn can be chosen for the main body of the shawl (long or short colour changes, uni-colour, etc), the border should be knitted with uni-colour or semi-solid.
11 stitch markers, cable needles, tapestry needle