Inspired by the beautiful colors and shapes of autumn foliage, Derwen combines intricately textured stitches with cables and lace elements in a warm knit.
The generously sized wrap is worked in one piece starting with an I-cord cast on and cabled short rows, which shape the shawl into a crescent. The short rows are followed by highly textured leaf elements ending with open lace segments along the bottom edge.
The I-cord cast on is optional; however, a firm cast on is important because the crescent shape needs to be supported during blocking to allow the lace points to stretch fully. A stretchy cast on may result in curling along the top edge and in less definition of the points at the lower edge.
The Mini Derwen directions are available on my project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/zuzusus/derwen-2
(approx 300 yards of DK or worsted yarn)
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