Skywalker is a semi-circular shawl, worked from the top down. You start with 9 stitches picked up around a garter stitch rectangle, and work out with increase rows loosely based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi-Shawl formula.
Lace patterns are placed in between these increase rows. The stitches start out quite easy and get a bit more challenging as the project progresses and you are ready to learn new skills!
Lace Weight Version
Sweet Georgia Cash Silk (55% silk/45% cashmere; 4 oz [113 g] / 400 yds [366 m]) 1 skein
Light Fingering Weight Version
String Theory Blue Stocking (80% blue faced leicester wool/ 20% nylon; 4 oz [115 g]/ 420 yards [384 m]) 1 skein
22 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked
Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and ...
Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back since. Laura is currently enamored with lace, and with incorporating beads into knitted jewelry, so most of her designs lean in this direction. She travels often to teach these techniques and more at workshops around the country. Her designs have been featured in a number of online publications, including Interweave, Knitty.com, Schaefer Yarn Co. and Creative Knitting. Her new book, Knockout Knits, will be released in September 2014.View all patterns by designer (27) »