Falling Petals Lace Shawl by Evin Bail O'Keeffe

Falling Petals Lace Shawl

October 2014
Lace ?
23 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
955 - 965 yards (873 - 882 m)
one size
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Lacy shawls enthral and intimidate me, so I developed this design from my longing to create one that is an ideal first lace knitting project. It reminds me of the end of Spring when the Cherry Blossom trees shed their petals, like nature’s confetti. Which is especially fitting since the Dragonfly Fibres colorway is Springtime In Washington. After each row’s instructions, the stitch count is noted in parenthesis.

This pattern works well in lace weight yarn or in 4ply/sock weight yarn.

Lace Weight Materials:
Knit with Dragonfly Fibres Lace yarn 957yd / 875m / 125g (Springtime in Washington colorway) or equivalent weight yarn and yardage using 3.75mm (US 5) circular needles.

4ply/Sock Weight Materials:
Sweet Georgia Cashluxe Fine 840yd / 768m / 242g (Elderberry colorway) or equivalent weight yarn and yardage using 4mm (US 6) circular needles.

58 Stitch markers or 4 drinking straws Scissors and needle to weave in ends.

Blocked Lace Weight Finished Size:
35in across at the straight edge;
13in from CO to lace edge straight down;
48in around the crescent lace edge

Techniques Used:
Garter Stitch, M1, yo.