The Gyspsy Shawl , by Evelyn A. Clark, is inspired by a friend's passion for color - stemming from a childhood day with Gypsies.
Simple lace patterns are used on this garter stitch square to encourage experimentation with color.
Beginning with a provisional cast on, the center is worked back and forth in rows. Then borders are worked in the round ending with a beaded picot cast off. The shawl can be made in one color or many, using bright hues or subtle shades.
Instructions are written for lace weight yarn, but this design also looks great in fingering, sport, dk or worsted weight yarns for larger shawls and throws.
Finished Blocked Size:
36" (91 cm) square
Suggested Yarn and Needles:
Lace weight yarn:
Color A (center):470 yds (433m)
Color B (2 narrow bands): 315 yds (288 cm)
Color C (wide band): 340 yds (311 cm)
Needle: US 5 (3.75mm) 24" (60cm) or longer circular
Shawl can also be knit in fingering, sport/dk or worsted weight yarn, but yarn requirements, needle size and dimensions will change.
We suggest ...
Lace weight yarns
Sea Silk (400m/436yds per skein)
Merino Oro (1250m/1375yds per skein)
Blue Faced Leicester 2/8 (1000m/1090yds per skein)