Aether Shawl

Aether is the material once believed to fill the sky above the terrestrial sphere, a fifth element through which light travels. Starlight was the inspiration for this geometric lace pattern, with mesh triangles forming a mosaic of starbursts on a background of garter stitch.

The Aether Shawl is a delicate triangular shawl in laceweight yarn, worked from the bottom up. Stitches are picked up around the diagonal edges and a simple garter stitch border is worked to finish.

Skills & Techniques:

  • Garter stitch and simple lace

  • Picking up stitches

  • K2tog-Tbl Bind Off (optional)

  • Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.

Materials Needed:

  • 1 skein of Miss Click Clack Shark Bay Lace (50% merino, 50% silk; 766yds/700m per 100g skein), or 763yds/697m of laceweight yarn

  • US 6 / 4mm circular needles (or needle size that gives you the right gauge)

  • A needle for weaving in the ends

  • Blocking pins and wires (optional but recommended)

Finished Measurements:

  • 72”/183cm wingspan, and 34.5”/88cm depth, relaxed after blocking

  • The shawl can be enlarged by adding repeats (with additional yarn).