Knit a shawl in two skeins of Loft or a narrow crescent scarf in four skeins of Shelter from the same clever pattern. Both versions begin with a cast-on at the neck edge and a segment of garter short rows to establish the curved form.
Lace guru Susanna IC often finds inspiration in traditional Estonian motifs; for Rakke, her first Wool People contribution, she employs a leaf design and uses nupps to embellish the lower portions of the shawl. Working these motifs in a larger yarn gives them a modern feel and pleasing rustic texture.
Rakke is worked from charts and involves shifting stitch counts to form the nupps, but should be accessible to intermediate lace knitters. Choose a botanical shade to emphasize the shawl’s organic forms—we knit our samples in Fauna and Embers.
Designer: Susanna IC
Collection: Wool People, Volume 9
Garter, Lace and Bobble Scarf or Shawl