Geometry, tall buildings, ice crystals, sharp edges, crisp lines; in cold country these are rounded, softened by the drifting snow that winter brings. The crisp lines and geometric forms made with yarn overs, decreases, and cables are softened by the fuzziness of the mohair in the yarn. Beads add the sparkle of snow flakes illuminated against a night sky.

This shawl is worked from the top down, using short rows to create the crescent shape. A firm cast-on and loose bind-off help make blocking into a pleasing crescent shape much easier.

Pattern details

  • Yarn: Lace or fingering weight; 350 (450, 525, 600, 700) yards.
  • Model: Catherine Lowe Couture Yarns Silk Mohair #1 in Black Violet in largest size; 60% mohair, 40% silk; 310 yards/25 grams.
  • Gauge: 18 stitches and 32 rows to 4 inches lace stitch, blocked.
  • Needles: US 6 (4 mm).
  • Crochet hook: US 13 (.85 mm) for placing beads (optional).
  • Beads: 150 (200, 225, 250, 275) size 8/0 glass Pearl seed beads (optional).
  • Finished size: 39 (47, 55, 63, 71) inches x 14 (14 3⁄4, 15 1⁄2, 16 1⁄4, 17) inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted only.
Modeled photographs © 2015 Twist Collective, and taken by Crissy Jarvis. Used with permission. Spinner is part of the marvelous 27-pattern Winter 2015 Collection from Twist Collective.

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