Little Arrowhead Shawl by Pam Allen

Little Arrowhead Shawl

May 2006
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
260 yards (238 m)
40" wide across top edge, 19" tall
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2006: “Lace - who can resist the satisfaction of watching a well-delineated pattern of tiny holes emerge after several rows of knitting? We can’t. So for the Interweave Knits, Summer 2006 issue’s staff project, we gave ourselves the challenge of working up a project in a simple lace pattern. We chose little arrowhead lace, a simple six-stitch/four-row pattern from Barbara G. Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (Schoolhouse Press, 1998).”

“For my triangular stole, I worked the lace repeat as an allover pattern to minimize its linear feel. I followed the shawl structure that Evelyn Clark used in her Flower Basket Shawl (Interweave Knits, Fall 2004) and worked the piece from the straight edge or base of the triangle to the outer edges. The shawl is shaped by increasing four time on every right side row, once at each side edge, and once on either side of the central spine. The center increases create a lovely column of yarnovers. I tried to add a pointed border by changing the pattern in the last few rows to one in which the increases and decreases were stacked to force the fabric zigzag. But I didn’t work enough of the border for my strategy to be effective. If anyone knits this shawl and adds more rows to the bottom edge, please let me know if my border pattern does, indeed, create a pointed edge.”

Yarn: Halcyon Gemstones Silk 2/5 (100% silk; 260 yd 238 m/100 g): #6 coral, 1 skein

This project is shown on pages 106-107 of Interweave Knits, Summer 2006. The pattern is NOT in the magazine, however. Readers are instructed to find instructions on the website