This shawl uses a garter tab and traditional triangular shaping. Increases are worked at the center spine and at each edge every right-side row.
Stripes are created by alternating sections of plain stockinette with triple-wrapped stitches, but unusually, these are horizontal stripes across the shawl, instead of following the diagonal line of the increases.
This unfussy, modern take on a lace shawl is finished with a casual, curling edge of plain stockinette, inspired by the easy-going attitude of the tropical island where it was designed.
Choose a circular needle with a very smooth join, as the triple-wrapped stitches can catch where the cable meets the needle.
ABOUT THIS PATTERN
- Number of pages: 4
- Written instructions and charts
- 1 size, easy to modify
- 600 yards (549 m) lace weight yarn
- US 4 (3.5 mm) & US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, 32” or 40” circular
- Darning needle
- 2 stitch markers
22 sts/36 rows over 4”/10cm square in stockinette, blocked
Due to the triple wrapped sections, gauge can be quite variable from knitter to knitter, so measure on a stockinette swatch. Designed by a loose knitter - use the needles that produce a fabric you like.
31”/79 cm long, 62”/157 cm wide at top.