Wrap yourself in this crescent-shaped shawl with its lovely vintage oak lace border and charming acorn embellishments … a very special accessory.
Oakberry is worked on one piece from side to side beginning with an acorn embellishment (optional). Easy short rows - integrated into the stitch pattern, give the shawl its soft crescent shape. (here’s a link to the popular wrapless short row method that I devised in 2009): http://www.sundayknits.com/techniques/shortrows.html
Sizes: Shawl shown measures 17” wide at center back by 80” long (not including acorn embellishments). It can be made longer or shorter, wider or narrower, as you like.
Yarn: Any yarn from lace weight to chunky can be used for this shawl. The samples shown used Sunday Knits Brigadoon 5 ply (worsted weight) in stone and Sunday Knits Eden 3 ply (light sport weight) in carrot.
Yardage: Generous approximation of yardage needed can be calculated based on stitch gauge and size desired for finished shawl as follows:
Yardage = gauge (in stitches per 4”) x .025 x length” x center-back width”.
Gauge: Use whatever gauge works well for the weight of yarn being used. For best results, the fabric should be loose or open, and not too densely knit. Gauge for samples shown was 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st in worsted weight(stone) sample; 25 sts and 33 rows = 4” in St st in sport weight (carrot) sample.
Needles: Use size recommended for yarn used or to achieve the desired fabric; plus a set of 4 double pointed needles (dpn’s) 3-4 needles sizes smaller for working acorn embellishments.
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, a little wool or polyfill for acorns.
Techniques used: Lace knitting (lace stitches worked on RS rows only), reading charts.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, border stitch pattern in charted format only, glossary.