Schelp Shawl by LaVisch Designs | The Schelp Shawl is a crescent shaped shawl design, inspired by the lovely shell shaped lace (“schelp” in Dutch) featured in the scalloped edge. Combined with the soft texture of the garter stitch body, the shawl will certainly keep you nice and warm in the winter and on other chilly days. Work Schelp from the bottom up, starting with the border. Easy short row shaping creates the crescent shape. The lace pattern for the border is, of course, provided in both chart and written instructions.
Gauge: 15.5 sts / 36 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) measured over garter stitch, gauge is however not critical in this design
Finished Measurements: 168 cm (66 inches) measured along the upper edge and a depth of 39 cm (15 1⁄4 inches). Make this shawl larger or smaller by casting on more (or fewer) stitches. This will, of course, change the yarn requirements.
Materials Used: The sample shawl was knit using 6 skeins of Katia Merino 100% in color 42 [100% wool; 102 m (111 yds) per 50 g skein]. Substitute any DK or worsted weight yarn for a similar result, or substitute sport weight yarn for a smaller shawl.
Needle Size: Circular needle size 5 mm (US 8), 80 cm (32 inches). Use needles appropriate for the yarn chosen.
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions
Skill Level: Intermediate