This shawl was created for the wedding of a very special friend. The flower motif echoes a pattern from her dress and the name ‘Joyous’ represents my wishes for her married life.
With an intricate but not overwhelming pattern and a wider than half circle shape, this shawl is designed to be elegant and wearable.
The pattern has both written instructions and charts. Detailed descriptions of the more unusual stitches are also included.
• Fingering weight yarn in two colours, MC and CC, approximately 650m (710yds) of the MC and 550m (600yds) of the CC. Any yarn will a nice drape would suit this shawl.
• 3.5mm/US 4 circular needles with a 80cm/32” or longer cable.
• Locking stitch marker or small cable needle to hold one stitch.
• Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Size of finished shawl:
Length 200cm/78.75”, width 95cm/37.5”, relaxed after blocking.
Obtaining gauge is not essential, as long as you are happy with the fabric you are getting. However, different gauge will affect the size of the finished object and the amount of yarn used.
The sample shawl had a gauge of 15 stitches and 24 rows in brioche rib in a 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) square, after blocking.
Stitch abbreviations and chart symbols are based on those developed by Nancy Marchant.
For pattern support, please email me at leelamary.knits(at)gmail.com.