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.
Squinch Shawl is modeled after the curious squinch arches used in buildings with domes. The tiny triangles hold up each vast roof, a centuries old marvel of engineering. Paried with garter stitch, this reversible stitch pattern makes excellent use of both lace and texture.
Yarn shown: Miss Babs Yummy Handpainted Sport Superwash (100% superwash merino, 335 yards per 150 grams). Color shown: Lady Bug.
Needles: US 6 (4mm) and US 7 (4.5mm) Circulars recommended due to item construction. 4.5 sts per inch (US 6), stockinette stitch.
Finished size: 7 inches at deepest point, 65 inch wingspan.