Charlize is an elegant yet modern, crescent shaped shawlette that knits up beautifully in both semi-solid and variegated yarns, and can be worn casually or formally. Worked from the top center and outward to the ruffled edging, the lace portion is simple enough for a beginner to lace, while engaging enough for experienced lace knitters looking for a quick, fun knit. The rapid rate of increasing gives this unique accessory enough length to be worn as a scarf & also creates a curved shape that will wrap easily around the shoulders when worn as a shawl. If you like the look of Charlize but love classic triangular shawls, check out Sacha, the triangular interpretation of this pattern! :)
This pattern was updated on July 19, 2011. If you purchased Charlize prior to that date, make sure to check your Ravelry pattern library to get the latest version, which now includes row-by-row stitch counts for Chart A.
Instructions are provided in both row by row written instruction and chart form.
Sizes & Finished Measurements
Green Shawl: Small lace with large ruffle (Red Shawl: Large lace with small ruffle). Both shawls approximately 66”/168 cm along top edge and 10”/25 cm deep at center after blocking
Materials & Gauge
Yarn: Approximately 375 (440) yds / 343 (402) m fingering weight yarn.
Green shawl used Fiberphile Merino Cashmere Nylon Sock in ‘Night Walker’; Red shawl used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in ‘Venetian’
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) 32”/81 cm or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 20 sts & 32.5 rows = 4”/10 cm in 4x2 rib, unblocked. Getting exact gauge is not critical, but it will affect yardage needed for your shawl.