Háifoss by Simone Kereit


March 2014
Lace ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
750 - 820 yards (686 - 750 m)
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As the ice melts and the thaw frees up water from its winter rest, placid babbling brooks turn into streams and rivulets into rushing creeks. The water runs down over the rocky hillside towards the deep, launches itself off the cliff and is suspended in free fall, splashes and foams on rocks and transforms into thousand droplets of delicate mist that catch the sunlight and throw a rainbow back at the sun as thank you.

We had a really fun KAL starting April 21st 2014, the thread is a bit more quiet these days, but there is still a lot of great info in it, and help if you need!
Thread for the KAL can be found here.

This shawl is inspired by a magnificent waterfall, Haifoss, said to be the second highest in Iceland.

Worked top down, this crescent shaped shawl with optional beading, has simple faggoting running in lines down the main body of the shawl, representing the creek and waterfall, the zig zag of water hitting the stones and creating spray and the bubbles and foam deep below, ending in a deep cut lace edge, as the water runs off in new found creeks towards the bigger river and

Increases are worked on the outside edges, not interfering with the lace design or patterning, making the body straight forward and easier to work, even for someone with limited lace shawl experience.

Dream In Color ‘Wisp’ (50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk. (550yards/503m, 2 oz/57g), 1 skein each ‘Surf’ and ‘Crisp’
lace weight yarn, approx. 330 yds/302m color A (green) and 420 yds/384 m color B (blue)

US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle or size to obtain gauge and US Size 7 (4.5 mm) for edging only

18st and 32 rows = 4” over Stockinette gauge is not critical for this project but will affect yardage used

12 stitch markers,
crochet hook or tool to apply beads (if using)

Beads approx. 1240 size 8/0 beads

Finished Size
80” wingspan and 24” deep/wide? (200 cm long and 60 cm deep)

Skills needed

  • All the lace patterning is done on RS rows only, giving you purled WS ‘resting’ rows. (except the faggoting in the stockinette body where you work a decrease and yo in combination on both sides (the lines running down the stockinette section that look like runs on a stocking) and for the Bubbles section, you knit and purl into the yarnovers on the WS row)
  • reading charts
  • temporary cast on (there’s a video tutorial for the method I prefer, but you can use any)
  • k, p, yo,
  • knit in front and back of stitch,
  • k2tog, ssk, s2kpsso, sk2psso
  • Beading (optional but very pretty) and there is a video for that too

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