branching out - simple and geometrical lace shawl by Emily Wessel
Inspired by the fractal geometry of tree branches, this lace pattern increases in complexity and detail as the shawl grows in size.
Note: This pattern includes charted lace only, the chart is not written out.
garter tab cast on (instructions included), increases, decreases, following a lace chart.
sizing: medium (large): 60” across by 26” in length (68” by 30”). Finished size will vary depending upon gauge, yarn and needle choices, and how aggressively the lace is blocked.
materials: 600 (800) yds lace weight yarn
samples shown in SweetGeorgia Wool/Silk Lace in ‘cypress’, and Plymouth Ecco Cashmere in ‘natural / undyed’
Shawl can also be knit in heavier yarns; yardage requirements will vary.
gauge: 26 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch
needles: US #5 / 3.75mm or as required to meet gauge. 24” minimum circular needles
Pattern instructions are charted.
Branching out is part of the book ’9 Months of Knitting’ - you can purchase it individually for $6, or purchase the collection of 9 patterns for $13. Print copies of the book can also be ordered directly from our website.
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