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I wanted to play with shawl construction and design this year, and Aviation is my first tip-to-tip shawl. It's a long crescent shaped piece knit from one end to the other with lace and shaping worked in as you go.

A distinct leaf motif edges the shawl and ribs divide the body of the crescent into wedges that grow wider towards the center and narrower as you reach the far end. I love how the bold garter and ribs balance out the feminine leaf edging to make this both rustic and delicate at the same time. I also made sure that it would be nice and big so it feels and looks great when wrapped around your neck OR across your shoulders.

I think this is the perfect weight for a summer wrap - lightweight but still a nice wrap for some AC. It's just a bit rustic, but shows the stitch definition perfectly and the subtle sheen of the silk and the a touch of variation in the shading really look perfect in both garter and lace.

Sample is in Plucky Single. Other yarns are suggested substitutes.

Language
English
Brand
Independent Designer
Designer
BabyCocktails/Thea Colman
Craft
Knitting
Yarn Weight
Fingering
Format
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level
Intermediate
Featured Yarn
Pages
6
Notes
3 stitch markers – one for lace and two for the “seams”
 
 

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