California poppy rectangular shawl
This rectangular shawl was inspired by the color and beauty of La Jolla yarn by Baah! Yarns.
The rich texture of the lace pattern reminds one of the butterflies and petals of the gorgeous California poppies bobbing their heads in the summer breeze.
The shawl is worked from the center out. The provisional cast on along the center allows working two identical halves in the mirrored manner and avoids any need for grafting or sewing.
The sample shown was knitted in La Jolla, by Baah! Yarns in California poppy color.
The yarn may be substituted with any fingering weight yarn. Substituting yarns may result in a different finished size and may also affect yardage required. For best results use a natural fiber.
GAUGE 18 sts X 24 rows = 4 inch square in blocked Stockinette Stitch.
Note: gauge is not very important for this pattern, however it will affect the final size of the piece.
US #5 (3.75 mm) needles
You may substitute the size in order to obtain gauge
Using smaller size needles will produce a smaller piece.
Finished size reflects measurements after blocking.
This pattern has been test knitted. If you’ll encounter any errors or have a question, please feel free to drop me a note.
A note for gardeners: Although the inspiration for this shawl came from the California poppy, it so happened that the beautiful Oriental poppies were blooming in my garden. The California poppy shawl was photographed with Oriental poppy from my garden.