Rosemary Hill (aka Romi) is one of my favorite designers. She created shawl patterns that are very clear and straightforward the end result is usually one that truly makes me catch my breath!
Here is Buttonwillow is what she calls a "fun and addictive knit: not too easy, not too difficult. It's just right for a relaxing evening; a lovely rhythmic knit with just enough texture to perfectly feature your favorite yarn."
My kind of design, sounds like!
Gauge: 18 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm in garter rib st after blocking. Every knitter's gauge is different; please check gauge! Exact. gauge is not important for this project. However, a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage.
Finished Measurements: One, with re-sizing instructions given. Width, tip to tip: 64 inches after blocking. Depth: 20 inches after blocking.
Buttonwillow may be re-sized by omitting or adding repeats of Chart A in multiples of two.
Materials Used: All that you need is approximately 480 yards of fingering weight yarn. We offer it in kit form on another web page using the Road to China Light yarn that her original was knit in (though a different colorway). There is no need at all to limit yourself though. Any of our Fingering weight beauties will help you make something stunning.
So choose a yarn that sings to you --- and have a marvelous time creating a truly beautiful shawl.
P.S. Rosemary writes that she was inspired by the plant called Buttonwillow. That can be seen in the last photo on this page. I love it!