Headwind Shawl by Jennifer Miller Comstock

Headwind Shawl

December 2018
Lace ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Mesh Lace patt.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
560 yards (512 m)
66" wide and 20" tall.
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The Headwind Shawl features a unique modular construction to create a shape reminiscent of a swirling gust. This shawl is composed of eight equilateral triangles; each triangle is worked in the round from the outside edge to center while being joined to the preceding triangle.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 0

Finished Size 66” wide and 20” tall.

Yarn Jagger Spun Zephyr 2/18 Lace (50% merino wool, 50% tussah silk; 560 yd (512 m)/1¾ oz (50 g)): teal (MC), 2 skeins; chrome (CC), 1 skein.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16” and 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 14 sts and 26 rnds = 4” in Mesh Lace patt.

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  • This shawl is composed of eight equilateral triangles, each worked in the round from the outside edge to the center. Each subsequent triangle is picked up from one edge of the previous, thus joining the triangles as they are worked.

  • Use the long-tail cast-on method throughout.

  • When working triangles, change to shorter circular needle and double-pointed needles as necessary.