Perforate, penetrate and pierce,
the many names for making a hole,
when a lacy appearance is your goal,
and the look of these ones is fierce.
Perforate is a crescent-shaped shawl. Instead of a visible center, the pattern cleverly incorporates increases within the lace itself. The pattern is charted, wrong side rows are purled. Perforate requires 300-650 meters of fingering or sport weight yarn and is easily enlarged by adding repeats.
Purple shawl used 1 skein Malabrigo Sock in Violeta Africana 100% Merino, 440 yd/ 402 m per 100g on 3.75 mm (US 5) needles. Blocked size is 36 x 125 cm (14 x 49 inches). Gauge is 18 stitches per 10 cm in pattern.
Multicolored shawl used 3 skeins Noro Silk Garden Sock in S84 40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Nylon, 10% Mohair 328 yd/300 m per 100g on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.
Blocked size is 66 x 180 cm (26 x 71 inches). Gauge is 16 stitches per 10 cm in stockinette.