Diamonds in the Breeze
The shape of this shawl is 5/8 of an octagon which helps it stay on the shoulders. It has a diamond lace pattern that grows out through each segment towards the more complex border.
Full written instructions are given as well as charts - either approach can be used.
The chart represents one segment (1/5) of the shawl and so each row of the chart will be worked five times during a row of knitting.
Suggested yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino (100% wool, 350m/100g), 2 skeins
Needle size: 5mm (US 8) 80-120cm circular needle and 6mm (US 10). The larger needle is for the cast-off only.
Gauge: 10cm = 18 sts x 24 rows over st-st on smaller needles, after unpinned wet blocking of swatch.
If your gauge is looser than that given (10cm = 18 sts x 24 rows) you will definitely need a third skein to complete the shawl.
The shawl uses 670m of yarn and 16m for gauge swatch. If your gauge is looser than that given for swatch, you will need a third skein.
Notions: 10 stitch markers, Tapestry needle
One size: 154cm at widest point. Each segment is 57cm at outer edge of shawl.