Charlize is an elegant yet modern, crescent shaped shawlette that knits up beautifully in both semi-solid and variegated yarns, and can be worn casually or formally. Worked from the top center and outward to the ruffled edging, the lace portion is simple enough for a beginner to lace, while engaging enough for experienced lace knitters looking for a quick, fun knit. The rapid rate of increasing gives this unique accessory enough length to be worn as a scarf & also creates a curved shape that will wrap easily around the shoulders when worn as a shawl. If you like the look of Charlize but love classic triangular shawls, check out Sacha, the triangular interpretation of this pattern! :)
Instructions are provided in both row by row written instruction and chart form.
Sizes & Finished Measurements
Green Shawl: Small lace with large ruffle (Red Shawl: Large lace with small ruffle). Both shawls approximately 66”/168 cm along top edge and 10”/25 cm deep at center after blocking
Materials & Gauge
Yarn: Approximately 375 (440) yds / 343 (402) m fingering weight yarn.
Green shawl used Fiberphile Merino Cashmere Nylon Sock in ‘Night Walker’; Red shawl used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in ‘Venetian’
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) 32”/81 cm or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 20 sts & 32.5 rows = 4”/10 cm in 4x2 rib, unblocked. Getting exact gauge is not critical, but it will affect yardage needed for your shawl.