This generously sized lace shawl makes a nice cover-up for a sleeveless dress on a cool summer evening. Alice Halbeisen capitalized on the scalloped cast-on edge of the lace pattern by working the shawl in two halves (each half begins with a cast-on edge) and joining them at the center. The cotton-tencel yarn used here has beautiful drape and feels soft and silky against the skin. Customize the width by adding or subtracting 16-stitch pattern repeats.
Designer Alice Halbeisen
Finished Size About 16" (40.5 cm) wide and 68" (172.5 cm) long, after blocking.
DK weight (#3 Light). Shown here: Classic Elite Premier (50% pima cotton, 50% tencel; 108 yd [99 m]/50 g): #5207 Pastoral Peri, 7 skeins.
Needles Size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle.
Gauge 32 stitches = 6¼" (16 cm) in lace pattern, blocked.
Skill Level Intermediate