Pattern of the Week: Flame Lace Shawl from Gradient Style
After the projects from the book Gradient Style first hit Ravelry, we had no idea which project would become the “crowd favorite.” Call it a case of color blindness, but all the patterns found in this essential how-to gradient-kitting guide are favorites of ours—each has its own little details to love!
It became clear after only a few hours, however, that the knitters at Ravelry couldn’t wait to cast on the Flame Lace Shawl from designer Mone Dräger. Speaking as someone who has personally held this shawl, I can’t rave highly enough—and I’m not even really a shawl person.
Starting from the nape of the neck, this half-circle shawl flares out into an easy-to-knit chevron pattern, reminiscent of growing flames. As these flames grow wider and longer, each lace segment worked truly showcases the beauty of the yarn’s color changes. While the Flame Lace Shawl would look gorgeous in a variety of color-shifting yarns, just one ball of Twisted Fiber Art Arial Evolution yarn, as shown, allows for a stunning, seamless color-shifting shawl with no extra fuss!
About 60″ (152.5 cm) wide and 27″ (68.5 cm) long.
Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown here: Twisted Fiber Art Arial Evolution Extra Large (100% superwash merino wool; 1,020 yd [933 m]/7½ oz [210 g]): Eclipse, 1 ball.
(affiliate link) Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm): 40″ (100 cm) circular (cir) to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Adjust needle size if necessary to achieve the correct gauge.
22 sts and 30 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Flame patt 2.
Happy Gradient Knitting!
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