Diamonds for Lisa by Cheryl Toy

Diamonds for Lisa

May 2016
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St
US 7 - 4.5 mm
438 - 500 yards (401 - 457 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for free.

Welcome back to “Free Pattern Friday”, a fresh new free pattern every week!

Today’s project is shawl #4 in a series of four that will be offered through Free Pattern Friday.

Diamonds for Lisa is a half-moon shaped wrap with a deep, romantic, diamond patterned border. A luscious and drapey shawl, Diamonds for Lisa is the perfect project for a yarn with silk component, both for lustre and for drape. It is worked at a very open gauge and uses a shaping strategy we’ve not yet seen in this series. There are 8 evenly spaced increase points, creating a semi-circular form that’s just about a perfect half-moon. And in a dark indigo color, it’s like wearing midnight. A rich border, added after shaping is complete in the manner of a bind-off, makes this a very interesting shawl to knit. I wrote this pattern for my friend, Lisa, who, like this wrap is mysterious and feminine without being girly. She’s an individualist and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Here ya go, Lisa…Cheers!

Finished dimensions are: Wingspan at widest: 57”, Depth at deepest: 19”