A fulcrum is a hinge or point around which a lever pivots. The mosaic pattern that forms the wide border of this garter-based, 3/4ths square shawl reminded me of Archimedes' quote, "Give me a place to stand, a lever long enough, and a fulcrum, and I can move the earth."
In order to achieve a loose increase along the spines and edges, you will work a two row increase technique. On RS rows you'll work yarnovers at the edges of the three increasing sections. On WS rows, knit the yarnovers through the back loops to close the holes.
Note that the mosaic stitch is charted only.
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in well blocked garter stitch
1000 yards of Lace weight
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other!
I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.