Illumine is inspired by the curious rays sometimes glimpsed around a source of light viewed through half-closed eyes, a camera lens, or gaps in the clouds. Also by a skein of yarn that seemed to glow from the inside. And by the magpie who sits outside my window and sings his heart out all night through the darkest month of winter, waiting for the dawn and the spring.
The design uses an evolving wedge shape which grows intuitively as you progress through the rows towards the ethereal edging. Light beading serves as row counters, so you can always find your place.
- Shawl can be worked entirely from the written pattern, or from the charts with some notes.
- Pattern rows are worked on the RS only
- Two sizes
- Optional beading
- Adaptable to a range of yarn weights from lace to DK