“Platochek” is a seamless shawl knitted top-down from the central neck stitches to the edge. Shawl increases are done in way that achieves long ends and shallow middle of the shawl.
The shawl’s name “Platochek” means small kerchief or headscarf in Russian.
This shawl was designed to take advantage of the beauty of variegated hand dyed yarns. Small lace pattern is a beautiful backdrop to showcase all lovely colors variegated yarns have to offer. This shawl will also look lovely in any variety of yarns. The shawl only takes 1 skein of yarn and is a fast and enjoyable knit.
The sample shawl was knitted with 12 repeats of the lace pattern and after blocking was 182 cm (71.7 inches) for the straight edge on the top of the shawl and 65 cm (25.6 inches) for the height of the shawl at the center. You can easily make it bigger or smaller by adding or taking away pattern repeats. The shawl design is modular and the border pattern can be started after the desired number of the body pattern repeats is knitted.
Lace instructions are charted only.
Thank you to all wonderful test knitters who helped me out with this pattern :