Frost Diamonds by Stefanie Japel

Frost Diamonds

December 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st after blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
630 yards (576 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

From the description:

As a designer known for creating fitted knits, I can’t help but combine my love of the Top-Down-Sweater with my newfound love of lace knitting.

In this shawl, I use principles of sweater design to create a beautiful accessory that really is fitted! The placement of the three increase points creates shoulders in the shawl. This means that it won’t fall off! There is fullness at the back, fullness at the front, and a perfect slope to the shoulder.

While the main lace chart does have a lot of rows, most of them are simple variants of one another which keeps this elaborate–looking lace well within the piquant knitting skill zone.

Width: approx. 72 inches
Length at center: approx. 36 inches

PATTERN NOTES: This shawl could be knit beautifully in lace weight, sock weight, DK weight, or any yarn weight (using appropriate needles.) The smaller the yarn and needles you choose, the smaller the dimensions of your shawl will be. If you decide to use very tiny yarn and needles, you may wish to work an extra repeat of one or more of the lace charts. OR, you may enjoy wearing the smaller project as a shawlette or neck scarf.