I designed Betula last spring for A Verb For Keeping Warm's Pro-Verbial Yarn Club, using their luscious light fingering weight Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blend, Even Tinier Annapurna. (Go on, follow that link, they've got some gorgeous colors in stock.) The sample shawl took almost the entire skein, so be sure to allow enough yarn and make sure you get gauge.
This top down triangular shawl starts with a garter tab cast on and moves into an easily memorized leaf pattern. The bind off is a simple crochet chain, but if you're just not feeling the crochet a standard bind off would work well too. Both charts and written instructions for the leaf pattern are included.
Betula is the botanical name for one of my favorite trees, the birch. At this time of year I dream about sitting in the grass on warm summer day, under a stand of birch trees. If like me, you are getting tired of winter snow and grey skies, think about knitting this shawl for spring in a sunny yellow, leaf green, or sky blue.
Finished Size (blocked): 70” wide x 28” deep
Yarn: A Verb for Keeping Warm, Even Tinier Annapurna, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 565 yds per 115 g skein, Color: Matador, 1 skein
Needles: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needles or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 20 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm in Section 2 pattern - blocked, always take the time to check gauge
Other Materials: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, 4mm crochet hook
Price: $6.00 US