Desolation Sound is aptly named; winters out there would have been desolate and lonely. European loggers and fishermen who settled this remote coast brought pieces of their homeland with them and carved gardens from the forests to plant apples and roses. These foreign seeds were coaxed to flower and fruit among the moss, ferns and native berries of the rain coast. Many of the remote homesteads have been abandoned and reclaimed by the wild, but in a forgotten garden you may still find a hardy rose entwined around an arbutus tree, or sprawling untended in a sunny glade. NOTE: this pattern includes charted lace instructions only. The chart is not written out. PATTERN INFO Skills Required garter tab cast on, following a lace chart, increases, decreases. sizing approximately 60" across by 30" long. The pattern is written for a lace-weight yarn, the shawl can be knit in heavier weight yarns (with larger needles to correspond). You may also work more pattern repeats to create a larger finished shawl. Please note that the lace pattern itself looks best if it is knit at a fairly tight gauge (as far as lace goes).* materials Yarn: 800 yds lace weight yarn (sample shown in Sweet Georgia Cashsilk Lace in 'china doll') Gauge: 24 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch Needles: US #4 / 3.5 mm (or as required to meet gauge) 32"+ circular needles Notions: stitch markers, darning needle BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY garter tab cast on, following a lace chart, increases, decreases. GAUGE Gauge: 24 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS approximately 60" across by 30" long.