Rustwing is named after Phragmatobia fuliginosa, a small, unassuming moth with hindwings edged with bright orange. Starting from the upper left corner, Rustwing is knit on the bias to create an asymmetric triangle. The shawl is worked in garter stitch in three colors — two for the striped body and one for the knitted-on garter lace border. The entire shawl is knitted without any purl stitches!
Are you a nocturnal moth or a bright butterfly? The color combinations are limitless.
This pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for the lace border.
SMALL VERSION - LACE
BC Garn Semilla Extra Fino (100% organic wool, 300 m/50 g) in 3 colors, 1 skein each. The sample was knitted in #101 Light Gray (A), #01 White (B), and #115 Orange (C).
Or equivalent lace-weight yarn in 3 colors:
- Color A for stripes: approx. 300 m / 330 yd
- Color B for stripes: approx. 275 m / 300 yd
- Color C for lace border: approx. 130 m / 145 yd
- 3.25 mm / US 3 long circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge) for the shawl body
- 3.00 mm / US 2½ long circular needle for the lace border
- 3.00 mm / US 2½ crochet hook
- Darning needle
19 sts × 48 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch, lightly blocked, on larger needles
- Wingspan: 180 cm / 5’11”
- Depth: 40 cm / 15¾”
- Border: 7 cm / 2¾”
LARGE VERSION - FINGERING
Fingering-weight yarn in 3 colors:
- Color A for stripes: approx. 400 m / 440 yd
- Color B for stripes: approx. 390 m / 425 yd
- Color C for lace border: approx. 145 m / 160 yd
- 4.00 mm / US 6 long circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge) for the shawl body
- 3.75 mm / US 5 long circular needle for the lace border
- 3.75 mm / US 5 crochet hook
- Darning needle
17 sts × 44 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch, lightly blocked, on larger needles
- Wingspan: 200 cm / 6’7”
- Depth: 45 cm / 17¾”
- Border: 8 cm / 3¼”
The pattern assumes knowledge of the long-tail and crochet cast-ons. Ability to work lace from a chart is recommended, although written instructions are provided for the lace border.
Crochet Cast-on: http://bit.ly/crochetco