THE FIBRE COMPANY PLUS KELBOURNE WOOLENS
Vesa Shawl - The Pathway Collection PDF
The airy & feminine Vesa Shawl from Kelbourne Woolens has an unexpected construction. Knit in the lovely Road to China Lace, the top border is worked as a long strip. Stitches are then picked up along one long edge and split into three sections: the right side, center spine, and left side. The center spine is then worked out. Once complete, stitches are picked up along one edge of the spine and the right side stitches are placed back on the needle. A stockinette stitch and lace section is worked back and forth out to the center panel edge. Once complete, the same technique is worked on the left side. Finally, all live stitches are placed back onto the needle and the bottom edging is worked to finish the shawl.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Size: 52 (70)” wide at top, 19 (30)” at center back.
Yarn: The Fibre Company Road to China Lace (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 656 yards/ 100gm skein): pewter (smaller), 1 skein, blue tourmaline (larger), 2 skeins.
Needles: 2 - US 5 straights or dpns, 1 - US 5 - 40”circular.
Gauge: 24 sts + 32 rows = 4” in St st, after blocking.