Gold Nugget Shawl
Panning in the creek:
hidden in the gravel -
sparkling nuggets of gold.
Yarn is held 2 strands together throughout.
Crochet hook is used for provisional cast on.
The Gold Nugget Shawl is a top-down, triangular shape in two identical sections.
The motif’s primary characteristics are its feeling of openness, enhanced by a sparkling lightness. It seems to touch people’s imaginations, inspiring comparisons with elegant oriental fans, flower baskets, Crowns, and, naturally, gold nuggets. It’s a sort of fun ink blot test for knitters: what do you see? This is a knitted lace, because every row is patterned. The motif is achieved by double yo and p1, k1b into the double yo of previous row. To make it simpler for knitting, I modified all the rows in the chart to read and knit from right to left.