Umbel is a botanical term for a type of inflorescence that resembles an umbrella. I chose the name because the clusters of nupps in this stitch pattern remind me of Queen Anne's Lace and geraniums.
Umbel is a flat-knit square shawl, worked in a beautiful textured Estonian lace stitch. It is designed to stay on the shoulders, drape beautifully and keep you warm when there's a chill in the air. Instructions are provided for altering the size of the shawl, and it's possible for more advanced knitters to work this as a triangular shawl using the Fill-in-the-Blanks Shawl Design ebook.
- 15 sts / 20 rows over 10cm / 4in in stocking stitch after blocking. - Gauge isn't critical, but it will affect the final size and yardage of the shawl. - Make sure the lace looks open and clear.
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
Finished size is 100cm / 40in across each side of the square,
with a height of 70cm / 27.5in at the central point when worn.
Instructions are included for working a smaller or larger shawl.