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

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 yards (402 m)
43½“ x 28” (108.75 cm x 80.625 cm)
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The Tree of Life in Spring 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 design shows the Tree in spring surrounded by a multitude of flowers and a delicate border. This fichu is the second in a series of fichus depicting the Tree of Life through the seasons.

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