Natures Laurel by Meaghan Schmaltz

Natures Laurel

by Meaghan Schmaltz
April 2016
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, before blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 yards (549 m)
Finished Dimensions: 56 inches wide by 13½ inches tall
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The Story
This lovely shawl went unnamed for quite a while. Fortunately, I have a lovely collection of wildly talented friends, and when tasked with the job of assisting me in naming this shawl, they went to work and came up with a wide array of options. Clearly, you know which name won.
The leaf motif is worked around the entire edge of the shawl creating a gentle scallop along the outside edge.


  • Bumblebirch Glen (fingering weight; 80% superwash merino, 20% silk; 600 yds/150g): 1 skein ‘Fog’
  • US 5 (3.75mm) 24” circular needle (or preferred length)
  • Stitch markers (2, distinct from one another)


  • This shawl is constructed in a trapezoid shape and worked flat, from end to end. Written and charted instructions are provided for the entirety of the shawl. See Pages 4 & 5 for charts. Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • On all charts other than the Setup and Finishing charts, the stitch counts are separated and reset on either side of the markers to assist in tracking the outside stitch counts.
  • This shawl best fits a 24-inch circular needle however the user may substitute longer or shorter needles for comfort.
  • Although gauge is not critical for this project, a looser gauge than noted will result in the use of more yardage.