Paula Emons-Fuessle’s pretty shawl, Lullabye Rain, is a stitch sampler shaped like a pie with a wedge cut out, a graceful piece that naturally hugs the shoulders on its own–no hands needed to keep it in place.P
Begin the shawl at the center back neck on a few stitches and increase on a single row to double the number. After a few more increase rows that double the number of stitches from the previous row, it’s time to start the first stitch pattern, a simple knit/purl moss stitch. This part is child’s play, no shaping at all.
At the end of the first pattern section, work another increase row, pretty yarn overs from beginning to end, to double the number of stitches again. Then launch the next stitch pattern, another knit/purl pattern in a larger scale, and work without shaping until it’s time for the next set of increases. And so on.
Finish off with a picot bind off.
Below, spread out, you can see the circular shape of Paula’s shawl, and the increase rows that so nicely delineate her stitch patterns. It’s knitted in Chickadee, color Glacier, marvelously soft and drapey in this particular piece.