Caroline Steinford

for KnitDesign by Caroline   2011

015 Tree of Life in Winter Fichu

The fourth fichu pattern in the Tree of Life Through the Seasons depicts the Tree in Winter. Wintry details: the dense leaves have thinned into an openwork feather-and-fan texture, snow crystals drift around the tree and a crisp lace border reminiscent of icicles edges the hem.

The fichu shown is knit in Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi in color 304. There is enough yarn in two skeins to complete the fichu, but not much is left over - if you are worried about your gauge, it may help to have a third skein on hand. You may need to re-use yarn from your swatch.

The Tree of Life in Winter 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.

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

(The Tree of Life in Spring is here, Summer here, Autumn here, and a collection of all of them here-- Ed.)

Pattern Detail

  • Lace border repeat, also entire body of shawl charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • 43" x 29½“ (107.5 cm x 73.75 cm)
  • digital PDF has 5 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.25 mm
    • US 3
    • 20.0 st st
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.25 mm
    • US 3
    • 16.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Pf3-back Pf2-front-wrapped Pf1-in-pinetree Pf4-lace-edge Pf5-front-clouds Pf6-tree Pf7-front-draped Pf-front-bricks 015-tree-of-life-winter-fichu.pdf-1data

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