Warrior Wings Cinched-Edge Shawl by Kristin Omdahl
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Warrior Wings Cinched-Edge Shawl

Lace ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, after blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1028 yards (940 m)
About 57" (145 cm) wide and 22" (56 cm) long.
Errata available: interweave.com

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.