Chris saw this stunning shawl from Martina Behm in the Berroco Portfolio Vol. 1
and knew he HAD to make it! He used Classic Elite's Mohawl Wool, but since that yarn is no longer available, we recomend Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light which was used for the original. His version is gorgous in the stark black and natural contrast but would look amazing in a variety of color combos. Chris says that this design is a garter stitch lover's dream and it was a lot of fun to knit up! He did make a few modifications to the pattern to get the larger shawl you see here:
-Repeat the Body Pattern and the Leaf Pattern 3 four more times after the 109 stitch count.
-Add an extra two rows on each side of the Leaf for an extra garter ridge, giving it a total of five garter ridges.
-This will result in 12 leaf patters worked total.
-When it gets to the second Body Pattern, I always add an extra garter ridge to the increasing half on the leaves EVERY FOURTH REPEAT, and I subtract a garter Ridge on the decreasing side. IT IS IMPORTANT that on the first four leaf patterns, I'm NOT decreasing a garter Ridge on the decreasing half until four body leaf patterns are worked.
If you have any questions about Chris's Modifications, please feel free to send a message to email@example.com and he would be happy to help! Also, keep in mind that if you intend to make the shawl larger as shown in these photos, you will need extra yarn - approximately 2 extra skeins of each color.
This is a generously sized wrap that is perfect for wearing on those extra cold winter days. Beautiful job Chris!