Friday, March 26

A Leafy Hug Shawl

I knit this powder blue shawl in January after seeing the Travelling Woman Shawl. The yarn is Lornas Laces Shepherd Sport. The shaping intrigued me so much that I decided to try my hand at designing a similar shawlette as a special gift. Though it's a beautiful shawl, I really didn't like how the lace looked at the front edges of the shawl from the steep increases that shape it. (Orchard Hill was my solution to that design dilemma.) However, so many people have asked me to write up the pattern for this shawl, I decided I would.

May I introduce A Leafy Hug Shawl. The dark purple shawl in the second picture was knit by one of my test knitters, Maria Hart. (Thanks, Maria!) She used 400 yards of Monarch Sock yarn from Fly Designs in purple. This is a beautiful superwash merino sport weight yarn. I've enlarged this shawl a little from my original shawl.

This leaf bordered shoulder shawlette begins at the neck with a plain stockinette section and changes to a beautiful leaf lace border. Increases are worked on both right and wrong side rows that cause the top of the shawl to grow quickly. Knit in sportweight yarn, this shawl blocked to 62” wide along the neckline and 20” long at the center back.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions. You'll need a size 7 (4.5 mm) circular knitting needle and about 400 yards of sport weight yarn to knit it. The heavier yarn and larger needle size make it a fast knit!

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Robin said...

This shawl is beautiful!! I love the way it wraps around. Looks like it would stay on shoulders nicely. I purchased it and can hardly wait to knit it!

MUDNYC said...

Vicki this is gorgeous!

Bibliocat said...

I love it. It is gorgeous! My local LYS is having a sale tomorrow. I plan to buy yarn for this and the Flying Diamond shawl. I will be soooo busy crocheting then knitting.
Thanks! Sheryl