Palmetto by Paulina Popiolek


August 2016
Lace ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after wet-blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
610 yards (558 m)
50" [127 cm] wingspan and 23" [58.5 cm] deep at center
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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Palm fronds stirring in the breeze. Airy, light Piper makes a deceptively warm, but weightless crescent shawl in laceweight superfine merino/super kid mohair. Beginning with a beautiful lace border motif resembling palm leaves, the body of Palmetto is then picked up along the border’s side and worked up to the neck edge, utilizing short-row shaping to form its crescent shape. The four-row repeat in the border makes this project a great introduction to true lace knitting.

piper / laredo 613
2 skeins

32” circular in size US 6 / 4 mm

skills required
Crochet provisional cast-on, wrap-and-turn short rows (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.