Using soft, fine mohair, the Tracery shawl begins with the lace border from which the stitches are picked up for the centre section of the shawl. The centre triangle is knitted from the border towards the neck, which means that the rows diminish in length as you knit on, leaving you with only a few stitches to graft together when the shawl is completed.
The Lace stitch pattern is both written out row by row and charted for your convenience.
Intermediate - knit, purl, lace knitting, simple decreases and increases, and finishing.
Yarn Garden UK Temple Juniper (72% kid mohair / 28% nylon; 50g / 500 yds / 457 m), Lavender, 1 skein.
58 in / 147 cm wingspan and 25 in / 63.5 cm deep.
22 sts = 4 in / 10 cm in centre lace pattern on smaller needle, before blocking
16 sts = 4 in / 10 cm in centre lace pattern on smaller needle, after blocking
See swatching instructions below.
Needles and Notions
Size 4mm (US 6) circular needle, at least 24 in / 60 cm long
Size 4.5mm (US 7) straight needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
ERRATA: There is an error in the decrease portion of the edging. On rows 17-31, a k1 at the beginning of each decrease row of the edging chart should be replaced with a k2tog tbl. The pattern has been updated and fixed, the latest version is tracery v2.pdf