The beauty of this shawl lays in the yarn selection. You can use whatever lace yarn you prefer, but to get full effect, I suggest using fiber that has a slight halo to it. Fort the heavier weight yarn please be careful using DK weight yarn instead of light worsted or worsted. If you need to substitute, I suggest to go down a size and use sport weight yarn to avoid dense fabric. This is a feminine shawl that is full of life.
It has long been on my mind to use yarn with different thickness and characteristics to create special fabric. I love the rough contrast of colors and material, the daring color changes, opposites that harmonize with each other. This is a feminine shawl that is full of life with a lovely shape that allows you to wear it as a stole on a theater night or a scarf on a darker day when you need some extra something to keep your mood happy.
To knit this pattern you don’t need much experience. It’s a great choice as your first project using lace weight yarn. But you also have to be prepared for the very long rows.
YARN USED FOR THE SAMPLE
C1: Bessie May Smile, 100% extra fine Merino wool, 120 yds 110 m / 50 g, Color: Fair 3110, 360 yds (330 m)
C2: Bessie May Grace, 70% Super kid mohair, 30% Silk, 213 yds 195 m / 25 g, Color: Mist 9140, 430 yds (390m)
Two different yarns: one DK weight, one lace weight. The two yarns should have different texture and / or color.
NEEDLES USED FOR SAMPLE
US 6 4 mm 40”(100 cm) cm long circular needles.
2 stitch markers, tapestry needle.
SIZE OF THE SAMPLE
One size. 102 ¼ inches (260 cm) long 15 ¾ inches (40cm) wide, length of border: 157 ½ inches (400 cm). Size can be adjusted by repeating sections or by knitting each section a few rows longer.
21 sts x 32 rows in 4" [10 cm] in st st. Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.
- simple lace knitting
- slipped stitches.