This top-down triangular knit lace shawl incorporates a few of the ideas that I’ve written about over the last few weeks.
You’ll find a combination of visible and invisible center spine increases and a pattern based on a particular yarn – in this case the colors in particular.
The colors in this yarn took me back a few decades to Janis Joplin and her Kozmic Blues. No serene night sky here, but this accessory will keep you warm on a cool starry night!
I hand knit this accessory from my original design, using Araucania Botany Lace 100% extra-fine merino yarn (color: 1795, blues), using nearly all of a 100g skein.
The top-down triangular shawl measures 49 x 20 inches (124.5 x 51 cm). This yarn is such a delight to work with, and I’m so glad I bought a few other colorways for upcoming projects.
While the yarn for Cosmic Blues is called a lace yarn, it is a bit more substantial than traditional lace and creates both a fabric with body and stitches that are clearly defined.
Note that the bottom section of the shawl is knit in rows of garter, with a more invisible type of increase along the center spine.
If you have a moderate amount of lace knitting experience you should find this an interesting knitting project.
Let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.