Clematis is an old Shetland border stitch (as well as one of my all-time favorite flowers). Though it's lovely traveling up the side of something or attached to the outer edge of a square or rectangular stole, I thought it would be even prettier when traveling up the outer edges of a triangle. I flipped one side of the chart, so that the edges are mirror images of each other, then added a simple garter stitch center to make this shawl as cozy to wear as it is beautiful.
The shawl starts by casting on just five little stitches at the bottom point. The lace grows from this point into a delicate border winding its way up both sides of the shawl, framing the garter stitch center. It is topped off with a whimsical little edge worked as an applied border.
Model: Bijou Basin Ranch Lhasa Wilderness in Blueberry.
Stitch instructions: Charted.
15 sts and 14.5 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch, blocked.
I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of my life when I don't have *something* on the go feel empty, and without form.