The unblocked shawl measures 40” across the top and 20” down the center back. Blocked it measures 56” across and 25” down the center back. These measurements are approximate because they depend on how severely you block your piece.
This pattern is good for a beginner knitter who wants to knit lace. The pattern is written in great detail and spells out everything you need to know. The lace is charted in 4 relatively simple charts that are easy to follow.
It is knit from fingering rather than laceweight yarn, which is much easier for a lace newbie to execute. The stitches used are knit and purl, and a few simple lace techniques – yarnover, knit 2 together, and ssk, and sl1 k2tog, psso (which are explained in the pattern).
You can enlarge the shawl by doing more repeats of Chart A – as many as you like. With each extra repeat you do, you will be doing more repeats of the 8-stitch pattern repeat. Well, you’ll see – it’s obvious from the pattern.