This stitch pattern is from my Japanese Stitch Dictionary and I love the way it worked for this shawl. The stitch pattern is easier than most Japanese stitches, the lace stitches are only worked on the right side and the pattern is easy to memorize. This shawl is worked from the bottom up and has a crescent shape that drapes nicely over the shoulders. There are a lot of stitches to begin with but after you get the edge done you decrease 8 sts per right side row. So the body moves fairly quickly. The name Eliora is a hebrew name that means “the Lord is my light”. I chose this name because the lace part of the shawl reminds me of light shining through a cathedral window. Also because even though this shawl is not that difficult to work, I had quite the time getting the design to work. Thus I definitely needed that light from above. If you desire a larger shawl this would work very lovely in a fingering or sport weight yarn.
Yarn: Sweet Paprika Arietta, 50% wool, 50% silk; 1110 yds per 100g skein; color: rumplestiltskin, 1 skein.
Needles: Size 2/2.5mm 24” (or longer) circular needle and size 4/3.5mm 24” (or longer) circular needle for cast-on.
Other: Stitch markers, two cable needles, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 23 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch.
This shawl is constructed from the bottom up. The lace stitches are worked only on the RS rows. The Garter Stitch columns and the two Garter sts on each end are worked purlwise so that all sts on the WS rows are purled.