Cocktail Umbrella Shawlette by Nicola W

Cocktail Umbrella Shawlette

May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch (before blocking)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
390 - 420 yards (357 - 384 m)
One size
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In keeping with my main alcoholic beverages theme, the Cocktail Umbrella Shawlette is a celebration in little shawl form of that ubiquitous little paper drink accessory you find shading all your favourite exotic cocktails. Of those few non-edible garnishes for your alcoholic beverage of choice, none can come higher in the estimation of all (i.e. me) than the festive cocktail umbrella. It adds fun and frivolity to the most austere of drinks, Plus, coming in a myriad of colours, nothing else says ‘this booze is FUN’ any better than this little paper firework.

The shawlette is worked from the lace edging upwards. The body of the shawl is worked using short rows for the shaping section. Adapted from my Piña Colada socks, and initially inspired by Barbara Walker’s parasol lace, this shawlette is the perfect companion to watching the sun go down whilst sipping on your favourite cocktail!