Autumn Leaves Shawl
This shawl features a simple stockinette body knit sideways, giving a shallow triangle shape. The leafy border is knitted on at the same time. Knitted at a loose gauge, Autumn Leaves gives an airy layering piece, just enough for when a bit of chill gets into the air.
This design works great with that one special hank of yarn because you can weigh the yarn, knit to the half-way point, then start decreasing again thus making the most of your meterage. Because of this, Autumn Leaves can be made in any size, using any weight of yarn. The sample shawlette was knit in fingering weight yarn, a total of 14 repeats and used up 300 m. Since the body is in plain stockinette this pattern works great with handdyed yarns.
The lace border pattern is provided both charted and written out.
Intermediate or adventurous beginning lace knitter: the lace in this shawl is not very complex, but it is knit on both right and wrong sides.
For help with or questions about this pattern, you’re welcome in the designer’s group: La Visch Designs.