Knit from the center outward, this half-circular shawl features a garter stitch body and edge and evenly spaced increases across the rows. A knitted on lace border makes an elegant finish. Kate designed Mountain Ash while playing around with different shawl shapes, constructions and the contrast in texture between garter stitch and a detailed lace pattern. Knitters seem to love the balance between (mostly) mindless garter and a complicated lace at the end of the project - you get the best of both worlds in one beautiful accessory!
DESIGNER: Kate Gagnon Osborn
Option 1: The Fibre Co. Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 159 yds/50 gm): malachite, 6 (7) skeins.
Option 2: The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca + 20% Silk; 145 yds/50 gm): douglas fir, 6 (7) skeins.
GAUGE: 19 sts and 34 rows = 4" in garter stitch, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - 24" US 6 (4 mm) circular.
SIZE: 21 (25)” deep, 60 (68)“ wingspan.