The lace motif adorning this shawl reminds me of an amphora, a vase that has a pointed base, rounded body, and narrow neck. Amphorae have been used since ancient times to store and transport liquids, especially wine.
This shawl is worked from the bottom up, and is shaped by decreases along both outer edges and center. The rapid decreases along the outer edges cause the top edge of the finished garment to form a natural curve, and also create more tapered ends than in a typical triangular shawl; these features allow the shawl to curve more easily around the neck and shoulders.
Difficulty Intermediate Skills include lace knitting, keeping track of row counts and changing stitch counts, and reading lace charts (optional).
Size 17"/43 cm deep with 56"/142 cm wingspan (measured along curved upper edge).
Yarn Sport weight yarn, 400 yd/370 m. Shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Sport, 100% Blue Faced Leicester, 661 yd (604 m)/8 oz (226 g) skein, Tanzanite, 1 skein.
Needles US size 6/4.0 mm circular needle, 24" or longer. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions 32 stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge Approx 18 sts/32 rows to 4"/10 cm in lace pattern stitch; 22 sts/32 rows to 4"/10 cm in stockinette st. Measure gauge on blocked swatch. While gauge is not crucial for this project, changes in gauge will result in different finished dimensions and/or yardage required.
Notes Instructions are given in both written and chart form.
The size of this shawl can be easily changed by changing the number of Main pattern repeats.
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