In a sideways lace design class with Sivia Harding, I was inspired to put this design together. I am forevermore convinced that Japanese stitch dictionaries are awesome. Once I fell in love with the lace panel at the top of the shawl, I looked for an edge to go with it that repeated the columns of faggoting. I included a panel of stockinette in between to show off the variation in the lovely hand painted yarn. The brighter sample includes beads to add weight, and the shimmery bamboo version drapes beautifully even without the beads.
The pattern includes common stitches found in lace knitting, with patterning on both sides of the work. The shawl pattern is written in words and represented in charts. The shawl is worked end to end, including increases for the first half and decreases for the remainder. The shawl size can be adjusted by weighing the yarn as you work and decreasing when approximately half the yarn is used. Beads (optional) are added as you knit (not pre-strung).