Frostfall is a richly textured asymmetrical triangular shawl knit on the bias. The shawl begins with a provisional i-cord cast-on, from which extra stitches are picked up to form the shawl body. Once the lace is established, increases are made along one edge until desired size is achieved.
Do you love big shawls but hate long purl rows? Although the lace panel is purled on wrong side rows, the slipped stitch pattern (where most of the increases occur) doesn’t have a single purl stitch!
Pattern includes both charted and fully written instructions. There are two low vision accessible versions as well (see bottom for file description).
Length across neck: 63 (74, 86, 94) in. / [160 (188, 218, 239) cm]
Depth at center: 22 (27, 31, 34) in / [56 (69, 79, 86) cm]
The main pattern repeat is only 8 rows, so you can easily adjust your size according to preference and available yardage.
600 (800, 1000, 1200) yards / [548 (732, 915, 1098) meters] of fingering weight yarn
Sample was made using 1000 yd (915 m) of Serendipitous Wool Anu (Single Ply 100% Superwash Merino) in colorway Frostfall.
Serendipitous Wool Anu is a superwash yarn that grows and blooms once blocked. It has beautiful drape and stitch definition.
If you're interested in the Frostfall colorway, please reach out to her by using the "Contact Us" option on her website here: www.serendipitouswool.com
US6 / 4mm circular needles with at least a 32 in. / 81 cm long cord
For the two largest sizes, you may find a 40" / 102 cm long cord to be more comfortable
22 sts and 32 rows = 4 in. / 10cm in slipped stitch pattern (blocked)
The slipped stitch pattern for gauge can be found on pg. 2 of the pattern.
Gauge is not critical, but be aware that your gauge will affect the final dimensions of your shawl. Swatching is still recommended if only to ensure that you are happy with the fabric you’re creating, especially if you choose a different yarn weight.
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Waste yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on
Pins or wires for blocking (optional)
Skills and Techniques
Techniques used include: knit, purl, ktbl, ptbl, M1L, M1R, KFB, provisional i-cord cast on, i-cord bind-off, slwyif, grafting live stitches (used to close i-cord over 6 stitches after binding off)
Test knitters rated the difficulty as Advanced Beginner or Intermediate. Some prior experience with lace and the ability to read your knitting is recommended.
Frostfall_v1 includes both charted and written instructions in standard sized font.
Frostfall _ low vision _ whitebackground _ v1 hasblack text on white background, 22-24 point font, sans serif font, no italics, and fully written directions.
Frostfall _ low vision _ blackbackground _v1 has white text on black background, 22-24 point font, sans serif font, no italics, and fully written directions.