Aloes and Diamonds Shawl Knitting Pattern
This is a one-skein. crescent shawl with a difference. There are no stockinette or garter stitch sections – instead, graceful lace flows uninterruptedly outwards towards the very tips, and downwards towards the beaded diamond border. Perfect for that single skein of luxury yarn, it was designed with lace addicts and frugal-minded knitters in mind – I happen to belong to both groups!
I’ve always had admiration and respect for the Aloe Vera. This evergreen perennial flourishes in dry, arid conditions and harsh terrain, producing succulent leaves with a multitude of soothing and healing properties. The lace motif in the shawl body is a tribute to the tender, pointed leaves of the aloe. It seems fitting that the border with its sparkling beads is made of diamond motifs, because to my mind, both aloes and diamonds are equally precious in their own ways.
With elegant lace and simple shaping, this shawl is an enjoyable knit.