Light, airy, openwork lace makes up the body to this shawl/shrug. The directional lace is worked inward from the edging to the center of the back in two pieces, then grafted together. The soft lace drapes over the shoulders, allowing the long fronts to be left hanging loosely at the sides or pulled back up over the opposite shoulders, creating a crisscross effect over the bust.
S (M, L), Cross Shoulder measurement (armhole to armhole) 12 (15, 16.5)” [30.5 (38, 42) cm]. Measurements may vary depending on blocking.
Shown in size S (11.5-13″).
Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace (100% Baby Alpaca; 437 yards [400 meters]/50 grams): 06 Ebony 2 (3, 3) skeins.
US size 3 (3.25 mm): 24” straight or circular and double pointed needles (DPNs).
Markers; tapestry needle
27 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.
1 Lace Repeat = 1¾” / [4.5 cm] x 2” [5 cm] after wet blocking.
About the Designer: Alexis Di Gregorio
Alexis Di Gregorio started knitting in 2012, in order to add a hobby to her workaholic life; little did she know knitting would soon become so much more than a hobby. In 2014, she designed her first piece as a favor for a friend, and found her passion.
After being told (with love, of course) that the sweater she’d seamed looked like it was sewn “by a five-year old with safety scissors,” she’s decided to focus her attention on creating beautiful, flattering seamless knits.