Aviation Shawl by Thea Colman

Aviation Shawl

May 2014
Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Lite
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 900 yards (777 - 823 m)
One Size: 75" long x 15.75" deep at center.
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Originally designed for the Plucky Shindig, my Aviation shawl is now available to the public.

I had said that I wanted to play with shawl construction and design this year, and Aviation is my first tip-to-tip shawl. It’s a long crescent shaped piece - knit from one end to the other, with both the lace and the shaping worked in as you go.

A distinct leaf motif edges the shawl, and ribs divide the body of the crescent into wedges that grow wider towards the center and then narrower as you reach the far end. I love how the bold garter and ribs balance out the feminine leaf edging to make this both rustic and delicate at the same time. I also made sure that it would be nice and big - so it feels and looks great when wrapped around your neck OR across your shoulders.

Plucky Single is the perfect yarn for a summer wrap - lightweight but still a nice wrap for some AC. It’s just a bit rustic, but shows the stitch definition perfectly and the subtle sheen of the silk and the a touch of variation in the shading really look perfect in both garter and lace.