Inspired by the intricate artwork created by frost on windowpanes, this shawl combines lace elements with a variety of cables and textures.
Geada (Portuguese, meaning ‘frost’) is knitted in one piece starting at the bottom edge of the lace panel. Its versatile crescent shape is created with a set of easy short rows (no wraps). The cables and texture continue through the short rows all the way to the applied I-cord bind off.
A loose cast on is essential for a successful shawl. The pattern calls for using a needle one size larger for casting on; if your cast on is usually tight, use an even larger size.
The applied I-cord bind off is optional; however, a firm bind off is important because the crescent shape needs to be supported during blocking to allow the lace points to stretch fully. A stretchy bind off may result in curling along the bound off edge and in less definition of the points at the lower edge.
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