Abbot is a crescent-shaped shawl in three sizes. Knit in fingering weight yarn from the bottom up, the shawl features a pie crust ruffle, dainty three-dimensional lace edging, and two-color linen stitch body. The linen stitch is perfect for a combination of solid and short color-run variegated yarns that look so beautiful on the skein, but are difficult to use in a shawl.
The body is shaped using short rows, with colors alternating every two rows (working only one color at a time). The unused color is carried up the side, minimizing the finishing required.
The sample shawl is shown in size medium, knit in Classic Elite Alpaca Sox.
Small (Medium, Large) 50(60, 70)in / 127(152, 178)cm wide at top, 12(15, 18)in / 31(38, 46)cm long at center back
Main Color (solid): 416(450, 700)yd / 380(570, 640)m fingering weight
Contrasting Color (variegated): 135(180, 250)yd / 100(140, 185)m fingering weight yarn