About this pattern: I knit this shawl for my mom as a Christmas present in 2009. This is a great project for knitters looking to get into lace knitting, since the pattern is simple enough to easily memorize and the results are visually stunning (as most patterns based around feather and fan tend to be). The combination of large needles and lace weight yarn means that the shawl knits up quite quickly and has a nice airiness to it.
Needles: size 11.
Yarn: Knitpicks Shadow, between 500-600 yards.
Loosely cast on 56 stitches.
Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Purl all stitches.
Row 3: K1, *K2TOG x3, (YO, K1) x6, K2TOG x3* repeat between *s to last stitch, K1.
Row 4: Knit all stitches.
Repeat rows 1-4 until the shawl measures approximately 7 feet, bind off loosely. Block!
The shawl in the picture actually included an extra repeat of the pattern, meaning you would have to cast on 74 stitches. I apologize to those who have already started the shawl! Thank you Liz for pointing this out!