Kate Atherley Herringbone Lace Scarf & Shawl PDF
Designed to work with all those wonderful self-striping yarns with long stretches of color, like Noro, the Herringbone Lace Scarf & Shawl by Kate Atherley is perfect for just that. A successful design for these yarns keeps the stitches simple and lets the colors show off. The pattern used here causes the rows to scallop, making lovely wavy stripes.
There are two versions of this design: a rectangular scarf and a semi-circular shawl. The scarf is a terrific first lace project since there’s only one pattern row with a simple 12-stitch repeat. The shawl is a great next step—the construction is a little bit more challenging but very rewarding. In both cases, the patterning is very straightforward and easily memorized for a good travel project. Stitch pattern for shawl is both charted and written out.
Finished Measurements: 11” x 50”
Yarn Requirements: Approx. 460 yards of lace weight yarn, such as Freia Fine Handpaints Merino Lace Ombré (100% Merino; 75g/712yds)
Needles: US 1½ (2.5mm) straights or short circular
Gauge: 30 sts and 40 rows = 4” in pattern, blocked
Finished Measurements: Approx. 50” across x 22” deep
Yarn Requirements: Approx. 460 yards of fingering weight yarn, shown in Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball (75% Virgin Wool/ 25% Nylon; 100g/460yds) in color #1508
Needles: US 4 (3.50mm) 24–32” circular
Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in pattern, blocked