Classic Gossamer Triangular Shawl Knitting Pattern Download
The allover design for this shawl uses four of the ten basic Orenburg elements: Peas are used for a grid of diamonds, Honeycomb for a flower, Beaded Way and Diagonal decorate the center diamonds, and the "snakes" from the Diagonals create the teeth. The teeth for the left edging are knitted first, then the body of the shawl and the right row of teeth are knitted at the same time; the diagonal edging at the top of shawl is knitted last.
Finished Size: 54 inches (137.2 cm) wide and 28 inches (71.1 cm) long, after blocking
Yarn: Dark Starz Design Cassiopeiae Lace, 50% merino/30% angora/20% silk yarn, laceweight, 315 yards (288.0 m)/28.3 gram (1.0 oz ) skein, 2 skeins of Natural
Needles: Addi Needles, size 2 (3 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Markers, Stitch holders, tapestry needle; Fiber Fantasy Knitting Products Blockers Kit (contains stiff and flexible blocking wires, T-pins, and yardstick) for traditional blocking method
Gauge: 24 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in charted patt, after blocking
Originally Published: Knitting Traditions Fall 2014