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Stacks of blocks tumbling down. Falling from and back into little fields of mesh, leaving simple serenity in their wake.
Referential of the art deco movement, this shawl is knit all in one piece from the top down. It begins by casting on 11 stitches at the back of the neck and continues down, increasing eight stitches every other row to create a crescent that drapes beautifully across the back of the neck and flows over the shoulders. Just before the bind off and eyelet-increase row is worked to ensure that a thorough blocking is possible.
Yarn: Madelinetosh ‘tosh lace,’ 950 yards (968 meters), 100% superwash merino, 1 skein, shown in ‘robins egg’
Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) 40 inch (101 cm) circular, or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, 1 coiless safety pin or row marker
Gauge: 6.5 sts/inch; 10 rows/inch (6.5 sts/2.5 cm; 10 rows/2.5 cm) in washed and blocked stockinette
Blocked Dimensions: 18.5 inches (47 cm) down the center back
Skills Used: reading charts, casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, slipping stitches, yarn over, k2tog, ssk, k3tog, k3togtbl, k2togtbl, sl 1-k2tog-psso, weaving in ends, blocking lace
This pattern is only charted. However, written directions may become available at a future date.
hello there. Your shawls are beautiful. I was wondering if you had a pattern for the above shawl (tumbling deco), but just for the shape. I am a beginner and I loved the shape and it looks it drapes perfectly. Thanks, clau
The shape of this shawl is an 8 wedge crescent. I wrote a post about the shaping here. The instructions for this shape (and many more) can also be found in two ebooks I published, Shawl Geometry 1, and Shawl Geometry 2.
I’m so glad you like the shawl! Happy knitting!!