My favourite ‘Deco City’ is Napier in New Zealand, which was rebuilt in Art Deco style after a major earthquake in 1931, and is now home to my brother Jeff and his family. The Deco City shawl features a geometric all-over lace pattern in an elegant and easy-to-wear crescent shape.
The lace is simple to knit, with stitch markers taking care of most of the counting, and purled ‘rest’ rows on every wrong-side row.
This pattern was first published in Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 15: Winter 2015.
Skills & Techniques
Simple lace knitting, with the occasional double decrease
Garter Tab Cast On
Decrease Bind Off (optional)
Charts and written instructions are both provided in full
2  skeins of The Fibre Company Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 10% cashmere, 10% camel, 15% silk; 159yds/145m per 50g skein), or 265  yards / 243  metres of sport-weight yarn with good drape. Sample colourway: ‘Cobalt’
US 6 / 4mm circular needles (or needle size that gives you the right gauge)
3 stitch markers including one locking stitch marker
A needle for weaving in the ends
Blocking pins and wires (optional but recommended)
50 ” / 127 cm wingspan, 16 [20.5]” / 41 cm depth
Size options: S [L], shown in size L.