Knit from the top down, this shawl uses a pattern of increases and decrease to achieve a bat-like shape.
Knit as shown, the shawl has six sections which make it sit comfortably on your shoulders. One section can be omitted to use less yardage and have a straighter top edge.
Six sections: 775 yards of fingering weight yarn (500 for main color, 275 for lace inserts and edging)
Five sections: 645 yards of fingering weight yarn (420 for main color, 225 for lace inserts and edging)
The optional wider lace edging requires an additional 135 yards for six sections or 110 for five.