Short attention span? This is the shawl pattern for you!
Although I hate to admit it, I sometimes have a short attention span, or at least that’s my excuse for having so many knitting projects on the go at once! As a result, I like knitting patterns that contain different sections: Xiphos has been designed with this specifically in mind.
Xiphos is an asymmetric triangular shawl with a beautiful double-edged lace pattern, which is knitted from side to side by beginning at one corner and finishes with a knitted-on border.
The pattern includes charts and full written instructions (you choose which to work from), photographs, a schematic and it has been fully tech-edited.
Xiphos is knitted from one corner with a "knitted as-you-go" lace edging. It is finished with a knitted-on border along the bottom edge, using the same lace pattern as previously. This means there are just a few stitches to cast off once you've finished the knitting: it's a great introduction to "knitted-on" edges.
Sirdar Cotton 4 ply (Heavy Fingering / 4 ply; 100% Cotton; 335 meters per 100 grams), 1 ball in Cool Aqua (519)
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
3.75 mm / US 5 needles, 80cm circular
15 stitches and 20 rows = 10 cm in Garter stitch, blocked
One size: 50 cm / 19.75” deep x 120 cm / 47.25” at longest edge
SKILLS / PATTERN ATTRIBUTES
chart (and written equivalents)