And the last beauty from Rose Beck's wonderful series of Archi-Textural shawls.
The whole is such a wonderful concept. I quote Rose here:
"Human beings love to build. From wooden blocks and legos as children, to houses and gardens and cities as adults, we inherently enjoy the process of piecing parts to create something new. And we use not just concrete materials; we also build families and careers, adventures and legacies.
"Knitting is building; it is assembly with yarn. The basic building blocks of knitting are simple—knit and purl stitches, with a few fancy variations thrown in. This collection of shawls pays homage to knitted texture, to the incredible possibilities of building with these simple blocks. Each pattern is named after a theme in architecture or the decorative arts. The shawls are mostly worked in heavier weight yarns, to make the most of the textured stitches.
"Savor building a shawl, wear it, and admire your construction."
This one is called Stucco and is a crescent-shaped shawlette with a ridged body and delicate shell border made with elongated stitches that are fun to knit.
The shawl is worked top-down, so the size is easily adjusted by adding more rows to the body or border.
Written instructions are used; details are provided for making a practice swatch with the shell stitch.
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced.
The approximate measurements after blocking are 58" across x 13" deep for size Medium and 70" x 15" for the Large.
The samples shown are worked in dk or worsted weight yarn. They used 470 (625) yards.
Lovely in its simplicity. This can be wonderful to knit and a marvelous shawlette to wear --- it is made for warmth and spreading love.