Shawl is knit from the top center, and worked down and out toward the bottom edge. The border is knit as part of the whole -- it is not knit on afterward.
This is an intermediate lace pattern.
Sizes: The pattern is written for two sizes: small and large. The small model was knit in JaggerSpun Wool-Silk, in Plum, and measures 76 x 36 inches (193 x 91 cm). The large red model was knit in Yarn Place Gentle, in Deep Ruby. Kathryn’s large model was knit in Posh Yarn Cecilia, and measures 106 x 55 inches (269 x 140 cm). If you want a different size finished shawl, you can change it by simply changing needle sizes or knitting the motifs a different number of times than I have indicated.
Gauge: 2.5 inches wide x 2 inches high (6.3 x 5 cm) 2.25 inches wide x 1.75 inches high (5.7 x 4.4 cm) in diamond motif, measured across the width and height of a finished diamond at top edge, blocked.
Skills: Lace knitting, chart reading.
Beads: Size 8/0 seed beads 11g (20g). Beads are optional.
Other supplies: Waste yarn for provisional cast on is required. Lifelines and stitch markers are optional.
Stitch patterns: Charted.
Any size crochet hook can be used that provides a chain stitch large enough to easily get the knitting needle through for the provisional cast on.