No matter how hard we try, a garden cannot be truly tamed. Briar is no different. Along the edge of the straight and even rows of this rectangular shawls is a winding vine of pineapple stitches. But don’t be fooled – Briar is elegant and soft in a gorgeous lace weight yarn.
If you are looking for a simple pattern to learn to do lace work, but still want the complicated look, Briar should be your first choice!
Here are the details:
60 inches long and 15 inches deep
1200 yards 2 ply lace weight yarn
Model uses Bare Naked Wools Chebris Lace (60% Fine wool / 40% Yearling Mohair wool; 700 yds / 640 m = 4 oz / 113 g) in Color: Créme – 2 Skeins
Crochet Hook: 3.0 mm or size needed for gauge
In main body pattern 36 dc and 13.5 rows = 4 inches blocked
I met Anne Hanson of KnitSpot at the Craftsy Summit for Instructors last year in Denver. I had seen her wonderful Bare Naked Wools yarn on line, but I finally got to see it in person and touch it (Yarn isn’t really yarn until I touch it!). I fell in love! After the event, Anne sent some samples for me to play with and the Chebris Lace had to be a shawl! It has such a wonderful hand and drape. And it has a bit of a halo with handling!
What I love about Briar is that it is exquisite in the final produc,t but oh so easy in the execution of the pattern. No shaping. No color changing. Worked all in one piece from side to side. And you can determine how long or short you want it to be just by adding or subtracting repeats.
Enjoy Briar! And don’t forget to follow Bare Naked Wools on Instagram too!
A Garden of Shawls is now on sale!
Don’t forget that if you order your print copy here before March 31, 2017 – you will be entered to win one of the kits that include the yarn to make one of the beautiful shawls! Winners will be announced on April 5th, 2017!