My inspiration for this pattern was pattern #139 from Hitomi Shida's 250 Couture Knit Stitch Patterns. I loved the rigid lines created by the twisted knit stitches in the ribbing pattern. What also intrigued me about the pattern was how the rigid lines interact with the flower pattern. I wanted to see how I could play with these dynamics and the result is this shawl.
Pattern Updated July 9, 2011- Edited to fix errata and updated chart key.
Errata: Pattern should read-
Rows 37-176: K3, work chart 2, slip marker, work center chart, slip marker, repeat chart 2, k3. You will work rows 1-20 of chart 2 a total of 7 times.
Rows 177-190: K3, work edging chart, slip marker, work center chart (beginning at row 3 for shawl), slip marker, work edging chart, k3