Friday, February 22, 2013

Gowan Shawl

By Brittany Wilson

Gowan is a yellow or white wildflower, like a dandelion or daisy, much like the eyelet mock-cable edging of this lightweight small shawl.

The shape of this shawl is designed to follow the natural contours of the body, increasing at a more rapid rate along the edge to create an arced shape. When blocking the shawl with wires and pins you can choose to make a half circle or arced crescent shape.

The pattern was written in hand spun merino/silk/seacell yarn, but any skein of fingering weight sock yarn would work perfectly.

The size is also easily customizable. Add in extra repeats of the lace/eyelet sections to create a larger size, or go up a needle size for an even lighter and airier fabric.

1 US #5/3.75mm 20-24” circular needles

- Tapestry needle
- 1 stitch marker
- Lace blocking wires and pins

Hand Spun Fingering Weight Yarn.
440 yards, 3.5oz, 16-17 wraps per inch.

20 sts/35 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
after blocking

Height: 15.5” along center spine
Width: 38” from wingtip to wingtip

1 comment:

Larjmarj said...

Pretty and the colors are perfect for spring.