Kaliope is a simple lace shawl pattern worked from the top center and outward to the edging using traditional shawl increases of four stitches per right side row. The diagonal lines of the shawl draw the eye toward the simple yet beautiful border where the columns of lace taper into points and transform into hexagonal shapes, ending with an elegant scalloped edge. The size of your shawl can be easily scaled up or down simply by changing the number of repeats of the main body chart. Directions are included for two edge size options, and are provided in both line by line written instruction and chart form.
24 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10 cm in st st, unblocked
Getting exact gauge is not critical, but gauge may affect the finished size of your shawl and the yardage necessary to complete it.
I'm a twenty-something Pacific North westerner living in Olympia, Washington. I first learned to knit in the Fall of 2005 and after much self-teaching and practice, began designing my own patterns in early 2010. I know I'm not alone when I say I can't imagine life without my knitting! :)