Party Tree Shawl by Erin McKenna Halsey

Party Tree Shawl

September 2014
Lace ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st (unblocked)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
675 - 750 yards (617 - 686 m)
35” tall x 72” wide (blocked)
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The clover and tiered-leaf motifs of this large lacy shawl are meant to evoke the meadow and Party Tree where Bilbo and Frodo Baggins celebrate their shared birthday in the first chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

The pattern is currently charted only; written instructions will be added at a later date. All lace patterning is done on the right (public) side of the fabric only; all wrong-side rows are purled resting rows.

The Party Tree Shawl -- a larger laceweight sibling to my Silvertree Shawl -- features right-side-only patterning, elongated diamond-shaped sections containing a clover motif, and a more elaborate edging.

Note: This pattern has not yet been test-knitted by anyone other than the designer.

(Many thanks to Daniel for photography and proofreading!)