How It’s Worked
A semi-circular shawl using the Pi construction pioneered by Elizabeth Zimmermann where the number of stitches in doubled after each section is worked. All the stitch patterns used in this shawl are based on leaves and are from the Estonian style of knitting.
When I was working on this design, I was imagining walking through my garden looking at leaves covered with overnight frost. The pattern contains nupps which are not to everyone’s taste. If you really don’t want to do then, you can replace them with no 6 seed beads placed using the crochet hook method or leave them out completely. This design is perfect for a gradient yarn, or you can knit it in different colors for each section, or just knit it in your favorite color.
425 yards each of the 2 colors. You’ll need 1 additional skein (425 yds) of the MC for the size large shawl.
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About the Designer: Janine Le Cras
I learned to knit at my grandmother’s knee at the age of about 7 and knitted right through school and up until my children got to an age where they refused to wear hand knits. I started knitting again seriously after a hiatus of about 10 years. Then I discovered the online knitting community. Knitting on a small island in the middle of the English Channel can be rather lonely.
Thanks to the Internet I have rediscovered my knitting mojo, learned to spin, acquired a stash (both yarn and fibre), bought a wheel and started designing in earnest – not necessarily in that order.
Since then I have been fortunate enough to have designs accepted by several publishers. I have designed for Magknits, Knotions, and Yarn Forward and have had patterns published in several books including Knitting in the Sun, The Joy of Sox, and Sock Club.
I enjoy a wonderful working relationship with the Girls at the Unique Sheep and have designed several things showcasing their yarns including our ongoing series of lace shawl Mystery KALs inspired by classic children’s books.
I also have many designs available on Ravelry, Payhip and also a few now available via KCDesigns, ready to knit in the Knit Companion app.