This delicate crescent shawl in three sizes (Petite/Medium/Tall), kisses the shoulders with a soft swirl of garter stitch and tracery pattern; just the thing to complete a pretty summer outfit. Start at the hem with the beguiling lace border and with wrong side rows all in purl, the lace is much simpler to work than it appears. The garter stitch body is shaped with short rows to create an elegant sweeping curve, easy to wear and keep in place.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape. Suggested Yarns:
Ecobutterfly Organics Pakucho Lace or Qoperfina Lace, Die WollLust LaceCotton, Diamond Yarn Luxury Collection Pima Lino Lace, The Natural Dye Studio Angel 1 Ply Lace, ColourMart Cashmere/Cotton or Silk/Cotton Lace Weight, Valley Yarns 8/2 Unmercerized Cotton, Artyarns Cashmere 1, Habu Textiles XS-43B, 1/10 Non Twist Cotton Boucle, Filace Safari, Pierrot Yarns Irish Linen, or any fine lace yarn with 250 to 300 yards per ounce. Finished Size:
85(100, 110) inches around hem edge and 13(16, 18) inches long at center backYarn Requirements:
425(700, 950) yardsGauge:
29 sts and 60 rows = 4 inches in garter st on smaller (body) needle (unwashed, unblocked)Needles:
size 2US (2.75 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 2.5US (3.0 mm) for hem, or one .25 mm larger than body needle