Lace butterflies skirt this shawl and sweep up the center in a merry flock. The knitting begins with a large cast-on for the full length of the trailing edge. A line of eyelets creates an effect reminiscent of crochet. The scalloped edge motifs soften the triangular inner forms into an organic deep crescent that naturally wraps your shoulders and hangs prettily in place without the aid of a pin. This is piquant lace knitting, with no “resting rows” between lace maneuvers in many of the charts. Directions are given for four sizes; the two smallest can be worked from a single skein of Plains. Flurry, shown in the sample, gives a dainty, antique effect; imagine Lunette in the inky blue of Eclipse or the playful deep teal of Treehouse if you prefer a saturated pop of color in your accessories.
Designer: Lily Go
Collection: Wool People, Volume 10
Crescent Lace Shawl