The Emperor and the Scarab
This shawl is my homage to the beautiful Emperor Gum Moth. Emerging from a background of stocking stitch, this unusual moth is accompanied by a little scarab beetle with outstretched wings - two unlikely insects with their own distinctive beauty. This shawl uses right and left twists to enhance wing shapes and antennae, and merge like tendrils into a lace border finished with optional picot points.
Pattern includes full instructions, including instructions on how to work the lace charts.
If you wish to substitute yarn, select a heavy lace weight (or even a 3 ply) with a good twist in order to enhance the textured nature of the lace stitches. The shawl illustrated used just over 3 balls of Zealana Kiwi in the colour-way: Majesty.
Increases: yarn over
Decreases: k2tog & SSK on RS rows, p2tog and SSP on WS rows; s2kp2
Right and left twists
Full instructions are given on how to work these stitches
45 cm (18 inches) deep at centre and 208 cm (82 inches) along the top/neck edge.
Sample illustrated used approximately 635 metres of yarn (695 yards)