Even though the pattern isn’t difficult, the three different lace sections will keep you entertained until you bind off. The shawl is extensively adjustable, as you can play with yardage and size at the end of each section. Changing the proportions of the sections will give your finished project a unique look.
Advent is time of waiting and preparation. This is my Advent gift in 2015: a free lace shawl pattern, just in perfect time for you to make a gift for your beloved ones for Christmas. Just find a skein of lace yarn in your stash and cast on this versatile crescent shawl.
The name Fruit Cocktail was inspired by the beautiful hand dyed one-of-a-kind yarn I was using. The pattern showcases the beauty of any long color changing or gradient yarn, but it will look classic and elegant too if you use solid or semisolid yarn.
YARN USED FOR THE SAMPLE
Bilum Hand Dyed Yarns Merino/silk lace (Filisilk) 2 ply (70% Merino, 30% Silk [656 yards 600 meters / 100g]) Color: Viki. I used [93 g, 610 yds 558 m] for the sample.
Use anything that you have in sport, fingering, light fingering, lace weight. How much? How much do you have! Colors: solid, semisolid, gradient, self striping. I would not recommend only the very busy variegated yarns.
US 5 3,75mm 32” (80cm) long circular needles
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
SIZE OF THE SAMPLE
Wingspan at the neck: 60” 150 cm
Depth at the middle: 14” 35 cm
In 4x4” 10x10cm 22 sts and 33 rows in pattern (Chart B+C). Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight/gauge will affect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.
- simple lace knitting
- pick up stitches from the side
- increasing with kfb