Monday, July 30

Cascading Leaves Shawl

I'm pleased to announce that the Cascading Leaves shawl pattern is ready to go. Here are two pictures of the pattern--one a closeup so you can see the details of the design.

This pattern is knit from the top down with 500-600 yards of fingering weight yarn on size 6 (4 mm) needles. The lace pattern forms a beautiful scalloped border when bound off and blocked. It can be easily upsized by using more yarn and knitting more pattern repeats. Knit it with any weight yarn you like and needles to suit the yarn. Lighter weight yarn takes more yardage to knit the same size shawl and thicker yarn will take less. It would look beautiful knit in a lightweight mohair yarn.

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8 comments:

MUDNYC said...

Looks beautiful, Vicki! I'm so proud of you. If I ever get up to knitting lace, I'm all over this. As of now, I've knit 10 rows all summer (and I just pulled them out this weekend...)

Jennifer said...

Is it top down and center out? I have a mohair in fingering weight that progresses slowly through the 500 yd skein (I have two!) from white to dark grey. I think it could be beautiful in the right lace pattern, and this might be it! but would want to make sure the stripes coincide with the triangular shape of the shawl.

Thanks!

Vicki said...

Yes, it is! The shawl is knit starting with a few stitches and the center back of the neck and worked down. Increases are made along the outside edge and along a central stitch. The scalloped border along the edge of the shawl is the bound off edge. Hope this helps.

jenknits said...

It's beautiful, Vicki! Congrats on a lovely design.

Melissa said...

It looks wonderful - I had to order!
I have a thing about leaves generally, and knitted one in particular.
Melissa

Anonymous said...

Gorgous Vicki, can't wait to knit it. Love the color too! Liz

Elinor Dashwood said...

This is a lovely shawl, but how do the edges stay flat? I'm really not in the market for a lace shawl that has to be aggressively blocked every time I want to use it.

Vicki said...

I've never had an issue with the edge of my knitted shawls curling up. Once the shawl is blocked, it will stay blocked (and lay flat) until you wash it the next time.