Caroline Steinford

for KnitDesign by Caroline   2011

013 Tree of Life in Spring Fichu

The Tree of Life in Spring Fichu is a crescent-shaped shawl with elongated “wings” which help it sit securely on your shoulders. The shawl is cast on at the neck edge and worked downwards, culminating in a wide sideways lace border which is joined progressively to the live stitches along the bottom edge of the shawl. No sewing is required. Increases are worked along the front and sides of the shawl to avoid a pronounced triangle point at the center back. The pattern requires about 420 yards of light fingering-weight yarn.

The design shows the Tree in spring surrounded by a multitude of flowers and a delicate border. This fichu is the second in a series of fichus depicting the Tree of Life through the seasons. (Summer is here, Winter is here, and Autumn is here-- Ed.)

The 5 page PDF contains charts for the border lace, the entire body of the shawl and color photographs.

Pattern Detail

  • lace border repeat and entire body of shawl charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • top-down, no sewing
  • 43½“ x 28” (108.75 cm x 80.625 cm)
  • digital PDF has 5 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.25 mm
    • US 3
    • 20.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Pf1-front-closeup Pf3-front-fullview Pf2-backview Pf5-backview1 Pf6-hanging-in-tree Pf7-mayapples Pf8-dogwood Pf9-lace-edge 013-tree-of-life-spring-fichu.pdf-1data

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