Another shawl that really benefits from an honest non-superwash yarn with timeless appeal and structure. You can go rustic and sheepy with Garthenor Number 2, or next-to-the-skin soft with Preseli or Le Petit Lambswool. Le Petit Cashmere adds a heavy helping of luxury.
This pattern is published in 52 Weeks of Shawls by Laine Publishing.
Aloft is inspired by flocks of migratory geese that dot the sky over Rebekah Berkompas’ home. From the triangle shape of the shawl and pointed lace motifs to the feathery bobble “birds”, this airy shawl evokes their graceful flight formation.
Aloft is worked from the centre top. Yarn over increases at the edges and along the centre line give the shawl its triangular shape.Aloft looks beautiful scrunched up around the neck, but it can also be easily dressed up.
1 (2, 3)
Shown in size 3.
Depth: 26 (32, 39)” / 66 (81, 99) cm.
Width: 52 (65, 78)” / 132 (165, 198) cm.
Yarn: Approx. 1090 (1308, 1526) yds / 1000 (1200, 1400) m of fingering weight yarn.
Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm 40” / 100 cm circular needles.
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
22 sts x 34 rows to 4” / 10 cm in St St, after blocking.