Alexandra drew her shawl closer about her
and stood leaning against the frame of the mill,
looking at the stars which glittered so keenly
through the frosty autumn air.
[Willa Cather—O Pioneers]
Finally, I have a pattern for sale online as a printable, electronic file (PDF). I have about ten more almost ready to sell, and many more designs lined up behind those. Here is a brief description:
This variation of the vintage neck scarf pattern that crosses in the front through a channel to hold it closed includes strategically placed increases/decreases to lengthen the shawl in the back, and intermittent short rows to provide flare. The lace patterns (the diamond edge and the mouse prints neckline) are inspired by patterns in Gossamer Webs by Galina Khmeleva and Carol Noble, Interweave Press, 1998. This pattern includes instructions for altering the length of the shawl.
• Sport weight, sock weight, jumper weight, or fingering weight
• 11 oz (312gm) or
850 – 900 yds (780m – 820m)
• Straight or circular (the shawl is knit back and forth)
• U.S. Size 2 or 3 (2.75mm or 3.25mm)
Every row of this shawl is charted. Garter stitch and a small amount of 1×1 ribbing are the basic techniques used throughout. 10-page PDF pattern