I’m very happy to introduce a new pattern collection: the Arch Shawl Collection. Comprised of 3 patterns, the Arch Shawl features stitch motifs inspired by elements of Venetian architecture. I don’t claim to be an expert on architecture, but the vast buildings throughout Italy inspired me to create shawls based on the styles used in their unique structures.
Lancet Shawl is modeled after the Gothic lancet arches favored by Venetians, with the elaborate points of mimicking the dramatic arches in buildings across the canals. One of three in a series, the Lancet Shawl uses lace weight to emphasize the openwork lace motif.
Yarn shown: Little Red Bicycle Unicycle Lace (100% superwash merino, 840 yards per 100 grams). Color shown: Ursula. Approximately 420 yards required.
Needles: US 6 (4mm) and US 7 (4.5mm) Circulars recommended due to item construction. 5 sts per inch (US 6), stockinette stitch.
Finished size: 13.5 inches at deepest point, 68 inch wingspan.