- Yarn: KittyBeaKnitting Largo + Shibui Knits Silk Cloud
- Yarn Weight: Fingering held with Lace
- Needle Sizes: US 5 - 3.75 mm & US 7 - 4.5 mm
- Yardage: 875 - 900 yards (800 - 823 m)
- Size: 20" (51 cm) neck to point 55.5'' (141 cm) widest point across wingspan
- Language: English
A couple of summers ago I came up with the idea of moving the lace that is typically found along the bottom edge of shawls up to the top edge to create face framing lace on a shawl. I designed two shawls this way and then a knitter asked if I could make one that had lace on the top and bottom edge - which was a challenge!
But things being what they are a series of … situations, delayed the completion of this design. One of which involved a partially completed sample ending up in the washing machine (it wasn’t superwash).
So here it is, finally. The first sample was to use some very special yarn and part of my delay in creating a new one was replacing this yarn. And it ended up taking 2 yarns to do it! I chose to pair a unique Alpaca/Silk/Linen from KittyBea Knitting with the beautiful halo that comes from Shibui’s Silk Cloud and I love how it came out. But you can use almost any fingering weight held with laceweight mohair, or leave the mohair out altogether.
A note on yardage: The pattern is adjustable by adding or omitting repeats so it can accommodate different sized skeins of fingering weight yarn. You will use nearly all of the fingering weight and then the final row and bind-off is worked only in the laceweight. So you will need a wee bit more of the laceweight yarn than you do fingering.
Fingering: Thank the Lord for the Nighttime
The pattern is completely written out - there are no charts. You will need a couple of stitch markers, the are not optional but integral to the pattern.
Stitches Used: knit, purl, s1-k2tog-psso, slip, ssk, YO.
The stitches used in this pattern are very straightforward, but the construction is a little unusual and requires attention. I would not recommend this for a beginning knitter unless you are fearless.