Fortuna is worked from the top down, with increases on every fourth row to form a half-circle shape. Every row is different, so using a magnetic chart board or crossing off rows as they are worked will make it easier to keep track of your location in the pattern. Place a lifeline every few inches for a little extra insurance against dropped stitches.
This shawl used nearly all of the two hanks indicated in the supplies list, with no additional yardage for swatching. Because gauge can vary by individual, it may be advisable to purchase an extra hank of yarn to ensure there is enough to complete the shawl. Silk yarn has no elasticity so you can expect the shawl to grow a little after blocking. The sample gained approximately 5” / 13 cm after blocking and drying completely.
Stitch pattern is in chart form, only.