In the southern United States, Kudzu flows over the land like waves caught in time. When I lived in Virginia, I loved to watch the daily progress this “weed” made, overtaking trees and buildings alike. I tried to capture the impression of motion in this shawlette, using lace patterns that transition organically from one to the next.
The top edge begins with a twisted rib that expands into the first round of leaves. The second round of leaves, slightly larger, develops from a column of twisted knit stitches left-over from the rib. The third and final round of leaves, larger still, expands to take over the lattice at the bottom edge.
This lacy shawlette can be worn over the shoulders with a fancy accent button or shawl pin to hold it in place. The full length version can also be wrapped twice around the neck for a more casual look. The midi length is just long enough to go once around the shoulders.
-- Rachel, designer
Cotton Bam Boo
52% cotton, 48% bamboo viscose
Cotton Bam Boo is a smooth, lustrous sportweight yarn with great stitch definition. The cotton component allows the blend to knit up into a fabric that is soft and breathable. Bamboo viscose adds a soft sheen, and it is naturally antibacterial. The cotton/bamboo viscose blend gives this yarn a wonderful drape perfect for summer shawls and wraps.
Here is the free downloadable Cotton Bam Boo Kudzu Shawlette pattern. (file size: 1.5 MB) updated 9 June 2011
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1 - page 2 - page 3 - page 4