Clematis

Clematis is an old Shetland border stitch (as well as one of my all-time favorite flowers). Though it’s lovely traveling up the side of something or attached to the outer edge of a square or rectangular stole, I thought it would be even prettier when traveling up the outer edges of a triangle. I flipped one side of the chart, so that the edges are mirror images of each other, then added a simple garter stitch center to make this shawl as cozy to wear as it is beautiful.

The shawl starts by casting on just five little stitches at the bottom point. The lace grows from this point into a delicate border winding its way up both sides of the shawl, framing the garter stitch center. It is topped off with a whimsical little edge worked as an applied border.

Not in the mood for a large triangular shawl? Check out Niobe, the scarf version of this pattern.


Yarn: Light sport weight; 720 yards.
Model: Bijou Basin Ranch Lhasa Wilderness in Blueberry.
Gauge: 15 sts and 14.5 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch, blocked.
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, 1 double pointed needle the same size for top border (optional).
Finished size: 79 x 44 inches (201 x 112 cm).
Notions: 2 stitch markers.
Difficulty:
Intermediate

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, double YO, s2-k1-p2sso, applied border, cable cast on.
Stitch instructions: Charted.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.