Beech Leaf Shawl

Beech Leaf Shawl
Designer Joan Forgione


Finished Size 55¾ (67, 78½)” wide and 12¼ (13¾, 15½)” deep. Shown in size 78½”.

Yarn Shibui Knits Maai (70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino wool; 175 yd [160 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): caffeine, 2 (3, 3) skeins.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge 14 sts and 34 rows = 4″ in St st.

Worked top down in stockinette shaped with short-rows, the Beech Leaf Shawl features a wide, scarflike shape and a leaf-inspired lace edging. The edging stitches are cast on and then joined at the end of each row to the live stitches at the bottom of the shawl body.

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