This shawl is worked with a unique blend of yarn overs and cables to create a highly textured forest scene. The cable branches flow organically from the tree trunks, meeting together in the middle of the shawl.
Gauge: 22 sts and 26 rows per 4 inch (10 cm) square in stockinette after blocking
Finished Measurements: 66 inches (168cm) long, 17 inches (43cm) wide at center, gradually expanding to 29 inches (74 cm) wide at short edges
Yarn Requirements: 1000-1250 yards of laceweight yarn, sample shown in Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace in Colorway ‘Mossy Grove’
Needle Size: 3.5mm (US 4) straight or circular needle for flat knitting or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, slipped stitches, Left Twist, Right Twist, c1 over 2 right, c1 over 2 left, c2 over 1 right, c2 over 1 left, c2 over 2 right, c2 over 2 left, c2 over 3 right, c3 over 1 right, c3 over 1 left, c3 over 2 right, c3 over 2 left, c3 over 3 right, c3 over 3 left, c4 over 2 right, c4 over 2 left, c4 over 3 right, c4 over 3 left, c4 over 4 right, with directions for working each of those cables.
Other Details: This shawl is worked beginning with a provisional cast on, and one side worked out. Then the provisional cast on is removed and the live stitches are used to knit the second side.