Tree Line

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About the Pattern:

I grew up near the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and they still hold a special place in my heart. Every year, as we drove up the winding roads looking for the perfect picnic and camping spots, I would keep my eyes peeled on the tree line. It was a magical place where it snowed in July and mountain goats defied gravity. The harsh conditions meant the trees could no longer grow, but there was beauty in that barren landscape.

This two-color crescent shawl is worked from the bottom up. Like climbing the mountain, you work your way through the simple branches of the lace border to find the openness and beauty of the garter stitch body. Every row has fewer stitches, so this shawl will fly off your needles! It’s a great project for those who want to dip their toe into lace or try a new shawl shape. Choose a speckled skein to shine in the garter stitch section and pair it with a coordinating solid to make your lace pop.

 

Yarn: Dragon Hoard Yarn, Lore Sock Base 85% superwash
merino, 15% nylon; 436 yds (399 m) per 100 g skein
2 skeins.
Sample uses
MC: Je Suis Pret
CC: Heirloom

 

Yardage:
MC: Small: 111 yds (102 m) Large: 344 yds (315 m)
CC: Small: 254 yds (232 m) Large: 340 yds (311 m)

 

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) 32 in circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
A note on cord length: I had no problem knitting the large size on the 32 in cord though the sts were bunched up for the first few rows. You may want to have several cord sizes on hand and shorten your needles when fewer and fewer sts are on the needle.

 

Gauge:
Garter Stitch: 31 sts x 37 rows = 4 x 4 in (10 x 10 cm)
Lace: 1 repeat (6 sts x 6 rows) = 2 x 1.5 in (5 x 4 cm)

 

Size: Small, Large
Wingspan S: 70 in (178 cm) L: 90 in (229 cm)
Depth S:19in (48cm) L: 22in (56cm)
I include instructions for adjusting the size in the pattern notes section.

 

Notions:

  • Darning needle for weaving in ends

  • Stitch markers to divide lace repeats (optional)

  • Scrap yarn for a lifeline (optional)

 

Special Techniques:

  • Cable Cast On

  • Yo

  • Decreases using sssk/k3tog and ssp/p2tog