The world of nature is often credited for being the source of inspiration for so many gorgeous shawls and wraps. The Hardenburgia Shawl is no exception - the hardy vine growing up my fence, covered in trailing cascades of tiny purple flowers (like miniature wisteria, only without the fragrance!), is at the heart of this wrap. Two easy-to-master lace stitch patterns (the body and the borders) ensure that the wrap is just challenging enough for beginners, but satisfying for experienced lace-knitters as well.
Update June 14, 2009. Additional Pattern Information: The pattern repeat for this shawl is stitches #2 through #13. Stitch #1 is worked only at the beginning of each pattern row, and stitch #25 is worked only at the end of each pattern row. The chart includes two repeats in order to give a clear image of what the staggered motif looks like.
The repeats are to be worked as follows: Stitches #1-13, followed by three repeats of stitches #2-13, finally followed by stitches #14-25, for a total of 5 repeats and 61 stitches per row. The lace chart should be read and worked from right to left, and all the odd-numbered rows are to be purled.