Gradient bliss! This beautiful shawl has a nice rhythmic lace pattern that is kept interesting with the change of colors. The arrangement of stitches creates a wavy effect in the fabric and a diagonal stair step border between the color changes. The combination of the stitch pattern and pretty gradient generate a simply elegant shawl. I used Julie Asselin’s beautiful gradient for the shawl, a pure pleasure to work with. Amia means beloved and this has definitely become my beloved shawl!
Finished blocked measurements:
Wingspan: 70″; depth: 29″
Yarn: Main Color: Julie Asselin Leizu Fingering, 90% merino, 10% silk; 420 yds/385 m per 115g skein; color: x, 1 skein.
Gradient: Julie Asselin Leizu Fingering, 90% merino, 10% silk; 105 yds/96 m per 28g mini-skein; color: Okanagan, 1 set of 5 mini-skeins
Other: Stitch markers, locking marker, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 26sts and 32 rows = 4″/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch.
This wrap is made end to end with stitches added along one edge to give a wavy triangular shape. Written instructions are provided for the lace chart. Marker placement is not specifically designated; feel free to use them as desired.
You may choose to work the entire project in one color or use color combinations different from the 6-color version shown. To help you calculate required yardages for different options, the sample used 80-100 yds/75-95 m for each of the first five colors and approximately 370 yds/340 m of the main color. Though gauge is not usually crucial for this type of project, but if you’re using 5 mini-skeins and you’re working at a looser tension, you risk running short, especially with the 5th color.