Crape Myrtle trees are very common ornamental trees found in the South. In full bloom they look like big bouquets of flowers and leaves. The leaf pattern in this scarf/shawl mimics the upright columns of leaves on the Crape Myrtle branches and the edging mimics the beautiful buds at the ends of the branches. The edging I created is a variation of an Estonian lace edging using "nupps" as bobbles to give the illusion of the buds on the Crape Myrtle. The Crape Myrtle scarf and shawl can be worn so many different ways. Fold the shawl in half lengthwise and wear it as super cozy neck wrap or cowl. With the shawl folded over the knitting is double thickness so it creates a very warm cowl making the shawl a four-season accessory! The scarf can also be worn the same way. Try securing it with a shawl pick too. Pattern includes detailed instructions and color pictures. The lace patterns are simple to knit, there are no charts to read! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit stitch purl stitch knitting in the round cast on bind off nupps (bobbles) - explained in detail in pattern GAUGE Using sock/fingering weight yarn, size US 4 needles and working in pattern repeat: 1 repeat = 1.25" wide unstretched, 1.75" wide slightly stretched or blocked, and 1" long unstretched, 1.5" slightly stretched or blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Scarf: approx. 50" long, 9.5" wide Shawl: approx. 70" long, 19.5" wide The shawl can be made larger, instructions are given in the pattern. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Try Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering - buy it here on Craftsy!!