Rain Chain Shawlette by Michele Bernstein

Rain Chain Shawlette

February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, blocked. (Gauge for this project is approximate)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
19” back depth, 57” at widest point, blocked
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Inspired by the kusari doi, or traditional copper rain chain, of the Japanese garden. A simple lace border contrasts an intricate “rain chain” cable motif across the graceful ridges of a garter ridge shawl, balancing isolated bursts of complex design with expanses of spare simplicity.

The Rain Chain Shawlette is worked flat from end to end to form a gentle crescent shape. It features a built in I-cord top edge with a garden “rain chain” motif, garter stitch body, and a floral design for the bottom edge. Optional beads can be used to bedew the rain chain design.

This pattern includes both written instructions and charts.

It is available through Ravelry, and also through the Knit Picks website.