Take a walk through morning streets of dappled sunlight wrapped in the hug of a big, cosy shawl. Dappled Days was inspired by the start of a new day and the promises it can bring. As the sunlight filters through the leaves, paths become illuminated with a million patches of light, each one lighting the way to something new. These tiny pools of light are reflected in the simple lace stitches of the Dappled Days shawl, and the straight and bold garter stitch stripes are horizons expanding before you.
Dappled Days is a top-down triangular shawl designed with the new lace knitter in mind. Each lace stripe expands on the skills used in the previous stripe, so you progress from a simple 6 stitch repeat pattern to learning how to use varied stitch counts to create the wavy border shaping.
If you are new to knitting lace or working from charted instructions before then this project would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Choose the 'Charts Explained' version of the pattern for a full tutorial on how charts work and how they can help you to read your knitting. There are lots of helpful hints and tips to help you along the way.
Don't let the thought of charts or lace deter you from casting on. Dappled Days is an adventure to be had, just like the future that awaits you. Expand your horizons and never stop dreaming - or knitting!
The pattern uses 2 x 100g / 245yd / 225m skeins of Double Knit (DK) Yarn. And when it comes to selecting yarn colours, solid light-coloured yarn will work best for the lace sections to really showcase your stitches.
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