Rising above the rest of the forest, the emergent layer consists of enormous evergreen trees that have weathered the tests of time. Sunlight is abundant; the trees are home to colorful wildlife like parrots, hummingbirds, and butterflies. The trees have adapted to living in an open, bright, ever-changing environment. This shawl uses lace patterns that become more open to mimic leaves becoming sparse and eventually breaking free into a view of the open air.
In life, we’ve overcome adversities, used mistakes as stepping stones, and risen again after our falls. We’ve broken through, achieved, and found contentment. We’ve accomplished many goals, so what’s next? The universe works in mysterious ways, and as long as we’re still here, we have purpose. There’s still meaning in our living; our story still needs to be shared.
Getting caught up in the process of discovering life’s purpose distracts us from living life actively with purpose. Pay attention in the everyday to the signs of discovering your passion-filled purposes – an uncontainable grin, a spark lighting up your eyes, a rush of excited energy, a shiver that runs deep through to your bones. Live with intention and presence until the day you find yourself fulfilled from seizing life’s opportunities and breaking free into the light.
- Yarn Maker: Round Table Yarns
- Yarn Base: Camelot
- Fiber Content: 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere Goat, 10% Nylon
- Weight: Fingering / 4-Ply
- Put-Up: 435 yds / 398m per 3.53oz / 100g skein
- Number of Skeins Required: 3 skeins
- Length Required: 875 yds / 800m
- Colorway: Taliesin
Gauge in 4″ / 10cm
- Out of the Treetops, Washed: 28 sts and 36 rows
- Into The Light, Washed: 22 sts and 30 rows
- To produce a fabric with soft drape, open lace, and even rib.
- One 40″ / 100cm circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
- Designer Used: US5 / 3.75mm
- 8 removable stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- Optional: Smooth waste yarn to start garter tab with a provisional cast on
- One Size
- Center Back Depth: 19″ / 48cm
- Total Width: 38″ / 97cm
The shawl is worked top-down from the top edge (neck & shoulders) to the bottom edge.
A garter tab cast on is used to begin the shawl, and a garter edge is worked along the top edge throughout the project.
The body of the shawl is knit in lace patterns and increases along 8 lines to create a deep crescent shape that is easy to wear over the shoulders.
The shawl is cast off with a Russian bind off which allows the bound off edge to stretch during blocking.
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- Garter Tab Cast On
- Optional: Invisible Provisional Cast On
Bind Offs & Finishing
- P2Tog Bind Off
Photography by Amanda Leah Guthrie of Atlas Knits