Caroline Steinford

for KnitDesign by Caroline   2011

014 Tree of Life in Autumn Fichu

The third fichu pattern in the Tree of Life Through the Seasons depicts the Tree in Autumn. The difference is in the details: the dense leaves have thinned into an openwork feather-and-fan texture. Falling leaves and flowers surround the tree, and a border of leaves edges the hem. (Spring is here, Winter is here, and Summer is here-- Ed.)

The Tree of Life in Autumn 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 4 1/4”-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 5 page PDF contains charts for the border lace, the entire body of the shawl and color photographs.

Pattern Detail

  • Leaf lace border repeat, also entire body of shawl charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • 42¼" x 26" (105.625 x 65 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-w-necklace Pf2-back-angled Pf3-full-length Pf4-lace-closeup Pf5-nature Pf6-tree Pf7-front Pf8-tree-closeup Pf9-front-wrapped 014-tree-of-life-autumn-fichu.pdf-1data

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