The ubiquitous brick textures in Portland, Maine, were the inspiration for this lightweight shawl in Finch by Leila Raabe. Knitted sideways on the bias, beginning at one side point and widening to the opposite side, the simple textured border takes half its stitches from the wide edge of the final row and picks up along the side of the rows to create the finishing touches for this nearly-symmetrical triangle.
77" [195.5 cm] wingspan and 17" [43 cm] deep
finch / damson 149 / 4 skeins / Note: The sample used almost all of 3 skeins. An extra skein is required for swatching purposes.
32" circular in size US 8 [5 mm]
19 sts and 38 rows = 4" [10 cm] in brick pattern, after blocking
Long-tail (link provided); increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.