Southern Spring Lace
Inspired by the gorgeous flowering trees in Virginia, this shawl combines a “budding flowers” lace stitch with a bind-off-as-you-go leaf border after a garter-tab start.
Using a hand-dyed fingering superwash (sample shown used approx 850 yards of Blue Mountain Handcrafts Fingering in the “Welcome Home” colorway) this shawl will keep you warm during the cool Spring evenings … so you can enjoy the blossoming trees as the days grow longer!
The shawl grows with 4-repeats of the charts/directions while maintaining an 8-stitch garter band at the openings. ALWAYS slip the first st of every row (slip as if to purl) to maintain a nice chain edge.
The leaf-stitch border is knit on as you bind off; the stitch is worked perpendicularly to the live sts. Directions are charted and written out.