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This lacy shawl is inspired by grapevines & grapes. A vine wanders the length of the shawl, with leaves on alternating sides and a little curlicue at the start and end.
It is a charted and written lace design, with lace knitting on every other row. This shawl can be knit in any weight from lace weight on up and has been test knit in lace, fingering, and sport weight yarn.
The shawl takes from 400 - 800 yards of yarn, depending on the length knit and the yarn weight. The length can be adjusted by changing the number of repeats of the main chart.
The shawl is started with a provisional cast on, knit from one end to the other, and then the border is knit on to the ends afterwards, giving the option of having the border in a second color. The pattern includes stitches like yo, single decreases (ssk, k2tog) and double decreases (sssk, k3tog, s2kp).
loose enough to make the lace visible when the shawl is blocked
I'm a lifelong crafter, but settled on knitting in university when I wanted sweaters but couldn't afford to buy them. My first knitting love was lace. I'm sure I'll keep returning to lace, but there are so many other fun techniques to explore as well!