Springtree Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark

Springtree Lace Shawl

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
575 yards (526 m)
Sample: 30" (76 cm) deep and 60" (152.5 cm) across top; can also be customized.
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The lace on this shawl reminds me of spring flowering trees in the Pacific Northwest, and the shawl’s construction was inspired by the beautiful garter stitch lace triangles Robert Powell designed in the 1990’s.

The shawl starts with the bottom point of the edging, and side edgings are knit as the body is worked. At the top, the corners are mitered with short rows, and the top stitches are bound off with an edging that folds back to form a scalloped collar.

The garter stitch lace repeats over 48 rows, and it can be worked from written instructions or charts. This design also can be customized for other sizes and weights of yarn. The sample was knit with Shetland 2-ply yarn.

Skill Level: Intermediate

125g (575 yd/525 m) Shetland 2-ply yarn (13 wpi)
Sample: 5 balls of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift Color 231 Bracken

US size 7 (4.5 mm) and size 6 (4 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needles; and US size 6 (4mm) double- pointed needles.