The Tree Shawl to Knit Knitting Pattern Download
The tree is a multifaceted symbol in cultures around the world, often representing long life and wisdom. The Tree pattern or motif is found in knitting, embroidery, and weaving in many countries; Shetland, Orenburg, and Estonian lace knitting traditionally incorporate this motif.
For this shawl, I used three different sizes of the Tree motif, all knitted with yarn overs and knit-two together stitches to create the traditional Orenburg Diagonals pattern.
- Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme 100% Shetland wool yarn, 2-ply lace weight, 219 yards (200.3 m)/25 gram (0.9 oz) skein, 3 skeins of Fawn; www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk
- Addi Needles, circular size 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge; www.skacelknitting.com
- Stitch markers, 2 different colors
- Stitch holder
- Waste yarn
- Tapestry needle
- Fiber Fantasy Blockers Kit for traditional blocking method (optional); www.woolstock.com
Finished size: 57 inches (144.8 cm) wide and 29 inches (73.7 cm) deep, blocked
Gauge: 20 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in chart patt, blocked