This pattern was originally published as part of Woolgirl’s Knitting Club in October 2013. It will be offered for direct Ravelry download six months after the publication date. If you would like to be notified when the pdf becomes available, please leave a note in the comments section.
In celebration of all things gothic, I designed this shawl for the Halloween installment of Woolgirl’s knitting club. I wanted to make the most of this incredible hand-dyed yarn with its brilliant mix of colors, so I kept the design simple. Gothica’s shape is an interesting asymmetric triangle; it is fairly shallow at its deepest point and elongated to allow for many different ways of wrapping around the wearer’s shoulders - it can be worn as a traditional shawl or a long scarf.
I kept the lace pattern super simple - the pattern repeat is only ten stitches wide. This is great for beginner lace knitters and is also very convenient for counting stitches. I added a few gunmetal-colored beads here and there for extra sparkle, but the shawl will look great even without them (120 6/0 4 mm glass seed beads).
All in all, Gothica is a quick knit, an excellent last-minute gift idea and a great stash-busting project because it uses only one skein of fingering weight yarn.
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