|This design is free from the Skacel website. : This heart-shaped shawl follows the evolution of a knitter. It begins with garter stitch, representing the garter-stitch scarf that so many of us knitters began with. Then a bit of stockinette appears, as the beginner knitter learns to purl. Once the basic stitches are mastered, textured patterns like the diamond pattern become possible. Then, a knitterly friend suggests that cables are "not that hard" - perhaps the novice knitter would like to try? Another friend encourages the knitter to try a bit of simple lace - just a few yarn overs and decreases, after all, and the wrong side rows are all purl. Each pattern builds upon the last; each pattern is made up of knits and purls, manipulated to form apparent complexity. But, one stitch at a time, all knitting is conquerable. The final stitch pattern in this shawl combines right-side and wrong-side patterning, cables, twisted stitches, lace, and unusual decreases for a gorgeous exuberance that flares all around the edge of the finished shawl.
- This design is free from the Skacel website.
- Size US 7- 40" circular needles, a tapestry needle, and stitch markers are required but not included.
- Finished Size: 85" top edge x 30" deep
- Gauge: 20 sts & 32 rows over 4"
- Color shown is #1173 Pistachio