Short Description: In just about any landscape in Australia, you will find Banskia, one of my favorite bush ﬂowers. Its characteristic ﬂower spikes and geometric leaves were the inspiration for Banskia Shawl, a simple asymmetrical triangle that makes the most of two skeins of fingering weight yarn. The rich toﬀee shades and graphic lace sections of the sample evoke the golden tones and bold shapes of this beloved ﬂower. Knit on the bias with easy garter sections to set oﬀ the lace, Banskia Shawl is a relaxed knit and an elegant, wearable finished piece.
Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4"/10 cm in Garter stitch, blocked. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will aﬀect yardage and final measurements.
- Wingspan: 71”/180.5 cm
- Depth: 26”/66 cm
Measurements taken afer blocking.
Materials Used: Fingering weight/4-ply 876 yd/801 m
Samples shown in: Darn Yarn MN, MCN Fingering, (fngering/4-ply, 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere goat, 435 yd/398 m per 100 g), Sired
Needle Size: US 5/3.75 mm long circular needle to hold a large number of sts (shawl is worked ﬂat), or size required to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace section.
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner