Trident Leaves Shawl by Elizabeth Helmich

Trident Leaves Shawl

Knitting
June 2016
Lace ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
550 yards (503 m)
One size - Depth (from neckline to front edge) 18” / 46 cm; Width (across back border edge) 28” / 71 cm
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Description
This pretty leaf-inspired shawl is knitted from the top-down, beginning with a cascading leaves pattern, and ending with a complimentary leaf border. The beautiful wool ombre-colored yarn is a lovely compliment to the organic flow of the lace patterns.

One Size
Depth (from neckline to front edge) 18” / 46 cm
Width (across back border edge) 28” / 71 cm

Yarn
Freia Ombre Lace (75% wool/25% nylon; 645 yards 590 meters/75 grams): River, 1 skein; or approx 550 yds / 500 m of a lace weight yarn

Needles
Size US 4 (3.5 mm): 32” circular

Notions
stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge
18 sts and 32 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st and lace patt after wet blocking

Pattern Notes
Shawl is work in one piece from the top-down, in five sections. The first and last sections are worked in stockinette stitch, and the center 3 are worked in a lace pattern to the border, which is worked over the whole edge. The increase rows are worked on every other row, and the lace patterns are worked on the right side rows only.

While working the main body of the shawl, each row begins and ends with k3. There is a yarnover after the 1st m, and before the last m on each RS row. For the three center sections, you always begin and end each RS row with a k1 ex. beg k1, yo, work patt to 1 st before m, end yo, k1 (for each center section).