Carmen's Omen by Tabitha's Heart

Carmen's Omen

July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Lace mesh
US 7 - 4.5 mm
500 - 550 yards (457 - 503 m)
One size (adjustable)
This pattern is available for $5.95 USD buy it now

Carmen, from Bizet’s opera of the same name, is a Gypsy girl whose infatuation with a matador results in her death at the hands of her jealous husband. This light and airy shawl is flamboyant and fiery, like Carmen, yet its edging whispers a foreboding omen of the consequences of flirtation.

This crescent-shaped shawl is worked from the bottom up in an all-over garter mesh. The lace edging is then applied along the lower edge. Skills needed: understanding of simple lace including yarn overs and k2tog decreases. Chart reading helpful but not required. Skill building for adventurous beginners; relaxing for intermediate and above.

Finished Dimensions
• Wingspan: 65 in/162.5 cm
• Center back drop: 23.5 in/59 cm

• Approximately 420 yd/385 m fingering weight yarn for shawl body; approximately 100 yd/91 m fingering weight in contrast color for edging. Shawl is adjustable to the materials on hand. If you want to use a single skein, reserve approximately 100 yd/91 m for working the edging.