Beginning with only a few stitches, columns of gracefully-curved leaves sprout from the edge of the Beanstalk Shawl, forming its triangular shape and climbing towards the bind-off edge. The shawl’s crisply textured lace includes increases and decreases on every row, but with the use of stitch markers between repeats the 6-row leaf pattern soon becomes rhythmic and satisfying.
Skills & Techniques
Working lace increases and decreases on RS and WS rows
Knitting and purling through the back loop
Charts and written instructions are both provided in full
2 skeins of Maniototo Wool Rough Ridge 4 ply (90% Merino cross wool, 10% coloured Polwarth wool; 394yds/360m per 100g skein), or 753yds/688m of fingering-weight yarn
US 6 / 4 mm circular needles (or needle size that gives you the right gauge)
10 stitch markers
A needle for weaving in the ends
Blocking pins and wires (optional but recommended)
Relaxed after blocking: 65”/165cm wingspan, and 31”/79cm depth
The shawl can be enlarged by working additional repeats of the main section/chart (with extra yarn).