Today we launch our week of shawls. Here’s Gemma, our Monday shawl, designed by Bristol Ivy and worked in Finch/Leek.
Gemma has an unusual construction. It begins on 6 stitches at one of the side corners and is worked to the opposite long edge. Hence, it’s oh so slightly asymmetric. And each side leg of the triangle is bordered with the same lace pattern, but on one side it’s given in one repeat, on the other, it extends the length of the side edge for a several-row repeat. See below.
As always, too many great pictures to choose from. (Thanks a lot, Carrie.) Why the one below? Because it shows the lovely drape that Finch gives to the piece. See those pretty folds?
And how the light finds its way through those fine Finch strands?