4551blogThis summer shawl was knit to experiment with lace stitches and how hand dyed colors play out when the stitches change direction in an open weave pattern. The ends of the shawl are stitched in stockinette and rippled on the last two rows rather than ruffled at the borders when I changed stitch patterns. It’s just enough for a little flare without being too frilly. One end is slightly longer than the other; I was trying for an asymmetrical look! If I were to make it again, I’d make both borders the same. It took two hanks of Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton/Silk. Because of its length, it’s actually quite warm for a cool evening and the drape makes the shawl conform to your shoulders.

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Find the pattern here on Ravelry.

[ale_button url=”http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zig-zag-lace-shawl” style=”grey” size=”medium” type=”round” target=”_blank”] Open Weave Summer Shawl [/ale_button]

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