Tree of Life in Autumn Fichu by Caroline Steinford
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Tree of Life in Autumn Fichu

May 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 yards (402 m)
42¼" x 26" (105.625 x 65 cm)
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The third fichu pattern in the Tree of Life Through the Seasons depicts the Tree in Autumn. The difference is in the details: the dense leaves have thinned into an openwork feather-and-fan texture. Falling leaves and flowers surround the tree, and a border of leaves edges the hem. The deep, saturated reds / oranges / browns of the yarn also give the fichu a more autumnal feel. The fichu shown is knit in Lang Jawoll Magic in Color 63.

The Tree of Life in Autumn Fichu is a crescent-shaped shawl with elongated “wings” which help it sit securely on your shoulders. The shawl is cast on at the neck edge and worked downwards, culminating in a 4 1/4”-wide sideways lace border which is joined progressively to the live stitches along the bottom edge of the shawl. No sewing is required. Increases are worked along the front and sides of the shawl to avoid a pronounced triangle point at the center back.

The 5 page PDF contains charts for the border lace, the entire body of the shawl and color photographs.