Gowan by Brittany Wilson


February 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
425 - 450 yards (389 - 411 m)
One Size- 15.5” along center spine, 38” from wingtip to wingtip
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Gowan is a yellow or white wildflower, like a dandelion or daisy, much like the eyelet mock-cable edging of this lightweight small shawl.

The shape of this shawl is designed to follow the natural contours of the body, increasing at a more rapid rate along the edge to create an arced shape. When blocking the shawl with wires and pins you can choose to make a half circle or arced crescent shape.

The pattern was written in hand spun merino/silk/seacell yarn, but any skein of fingering weight sock yarn would work perfectly.

The size is also easily customizable. You should be able to get 3 repeats of the lace border with 1 skein of sock yarn. Add in extra repeats of the lace/eyelet sections to create a larger size, or go up a needle size for an even lighter and airier fabric.