by Emily McNeil
There’s nothing in the world quite like Palouse country — that gorgeous geographical anomaly that makes up the rolling hills of eastern Washington State.
This shawl combines asymmetrical shaping and a basic lace pattern to create an elegant wrap with a dash of modern flair. The construction is simple, using yarn over increases along one side, a garter-stitch section reminiscent of ploughed fields, and a lace panel running up the opposite side. The shawl eventually blossoms into full lace, bringing to mind the stalks of wheat so integral to the Palouse, golden and glowing in the slanting summer light.
Materials: 1 skein Fidalgo Artisan Yarn’s Fidalgo Fingering (65% Merino, 35% Rayon of Bamboo 100g=498 yards) or equivalent. This project can also be knit in one Radiant DK for wonderful affect (not to mention warmth!).
Needles, Hooks, and Notions: US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needles, stitch markers, a .75mm crochet hook, and approximately 160-6/0 seed beads.
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