Each of the 4 repeated wedges of the shawl begins with a gathering of leaves, then moves downward into the twisting, odd trunks of the aspens, culminating in the feather and fan edge, which reminds me of the strata of decay on the forest floor, shot through with the communal roots of the aspens above.
Gauge: 26 sts and 40 rows per 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 48 inches (122 cm) across the top and 24 inches (61 cm) down the back.
Yarn Requirements: 700 yards of laceweight yarn. Sample shown in Wooly Wonka handpainted wool/silk laceweight in ‘Quaking Aspen’.
Needle Size: 3.25mm (US 3) 24 inch (60 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, k3tog, yo, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso, Centered Double Decrease.
Other Details: This shawl is worked from the neck down, in 4 wedges, using yarn overs on each end of every 4th row to shape it and make it larger. As it gets larger each row also gets longer than the last. The shawl begins with a provisional cast on to knit a small flap with live stitches on both ends. You will pick up stitches along the side of the flap to begin shaping the shawl.