Warrior Wings Cinched-Edge Shawl
Because the ethereal halo of the brushed alpaca yarn in this shawl makes me think of angel wings, I wanted to create a lace-stitch pattern that resembled layers of feathers. Coupled with the strong alpaca fiber in the yarn, this shawl represents a mythological creature’s shield—it appears to be soft and airy but is empowered with the strength of a warrior’s shield. The simple 18-row repeat in the stitch pattern gives the illusion of motifs that are offset brick-fashion. The edging is added by working perpendicularly to the live stitches on the last row of the shawl and is cinched at regular intervals to create the pretty scallops.