This little shawlette is perfect for keeping you comfortable
during the chilly spring nights or going in and out of
air conditioning during the heat of the summer. It is
a three-quarters square shape, allowing for draping around
your shoulders or just throwing around your neck whatever
way you’d like.
The leaves on this little shawlette are
a variation on the horseshoe pattern of
Shetland lace from Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of
Knitting Patterns and are reminiscent of summer trees
with full foliage. The open edging evokes the feeling
of branches and has the same stitch count as the leaf
repeats, allowing for total size customization based on
your yardage. The charts could also be used to make a
triangular style shawl if the knitter preferred. In lighter
laceweight it is perfect for spring and summer, but it
could also be made in a fingering weight for fall when
the leaves turn.
Ridge is a good introduction to lace, with one easy body motif
where every other row is straight purling, so don’t be
afraid to get started!
Formo photos: Eric
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Length of each outer edge: 28 inches Depth at center of each triangular
section: 14 inches
Babs Half-Yas [80% merino wool, 20%
tussah silk; 625yd per 65g skein]; color:
Violets; 1 skein Note: Babs has created this putup especially for
this pattern -- it's half of a regular skein of Yasmin.The
shawl as shown used approx. 425 yards of Yasmin.
Recommended needle size [always use a needle size that
gives you the gauge listed below --
every knitter's gauge is unique]
US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 24 inches
21 sts/42 rows = 4" in pattern,
after blocking Note: Gauge is not essential
for this project.
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
S2KP: Slip next 2 sts
together, knitwise, as if to work a k2tog.
Knit next st, then pass both slipped
sts together over st just knit. This
forms a centered double decrease.
Information about blocking can be found here and here.
Charts The chart for this pattern is very large and fits on a letter-sized page.
Click here and print the resulting
CO 9 sts.
P 1 row.
Set-up Row [RS]: Sl 1, k1, *place marker, work Row
1 of Chart A, place marker, k1; repeat
from * twice more, k1. 15 sts.
Six markers have been placed. These markers
divide the shawl into three sections, each section separated
from the next by a single knit stitch. First and last 2 sts are
worked in garter st.
When working from charts as instructed below, work as follows: