Biostratigraphy is a top-down crescent shawl featuring a sampler of stitch patterns. Beginning with textured short rows, the shawl organically transitions through different layers of texture and lace.
Yarn: If desired, each section can be worked in a different color. The approximate yarn usage by section is as follows:
Section 1 (short rows): 65 yards (60 meters) Section 2 (texture): 120 yards (110 meters) Section 3 (lace): 120 yards (110 meters) Section 4 (diamonds): 170 yards (155 meters) Section 5 (edging): 60 yards (55 meters)
Yardage estimates are only given for the pattern as written. However, additional repeats can be worked in all sections other than sections 1 and 5 to make a larger shawl. Increasing the number of repeats in a given section will increase the yarn needed in that section and all subsequent sections.
Skills needed: knit, purl, slip stitch, wrap and turn short rows, decreases (ssk, k2tog, cdd, psso)