Snowdrops - tiny, white flowers that robustly peep their way up through the lawn (and the occasional snow cover) in mid-February - always bring a smile to our faces and the knowledge that Spring is on its way. These were the inspiration for the use of the "Sprig" mosaic pattern, which echoes the snowdrop's two linear leaves and petal cluster. The pattern, shown here in our sportweight Feliz, is silky and drapey - a lovely Spring accessory!
This asymmetrical shawl combines garter stitch with mosaic and slipped-stitch patterns. In the mosaic and slipped-stitch sections only one color is used for each row. This project can be made larger or smaller by working more or fewer rows in the last garter stitch section before binding off!
Debra Gerhard of Spruce Lane Designs
90” along longest edge, and 21” from longest edge to deepest point
Shown in Feliz, 2 skeins each of Z2552 Karst (A) and Z21753 Dragon Fruit (B)
22 sts and 38 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch, after blocking.
US 6/4.0mm 32” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
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