This shawl commemorates one of my favorite things about summer—cherries! From the blossom that appear in the spring to the succulent red and almost purple fruits. This shawl would also be great knitting during the summer months, when it is too hot for a lot of wool in your lap and a project that travels well is much appreciated.
Gauge: 23 stitches and 36 rows per 4 inch (10 cm) square in Chart 4 repeat after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 64 inches (163 cm) across wingspan, 23 inches (58 cm) from bottom to top of center back panel.
Yarn Requirements: 900 yards of laceweight yarn. Sample in The Royale Hare Merino Laceweight in ‘Bing’
Needle Size: 3.25 mm (US 3) 24- or 32-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, yo, ssk, p2tog, p2tog through the back loop, sl1 k2tog psso, k3tog, sssk, sl1 k3tog psso, (k1, p1, k1) in 1 st.
Other Details: This shawl is constructed from the long angled edge toward the nape of the neck in two wedge-shaped sections. The center back panel, flanked by decreases, creates a Faroese shape to the shawl. The decrease rate is doubled near the top to create the soft curve on the wingspan edge.