Paravel is a luxurious rectangular wrap in fingering weight yarn. Drape it across your shoulders to show off the subtle textures and lace, or loop it around your neck as a decadent scarf. An asymmetrical design uses the traditional Totem Pole lace pattern up one side and easy lace edging on both edges, with broken rib check for the main body. The fabric is equally pretty on the reverse side. The wrap is worked in one piece from one end to the other, and the lace is worked with the main body of the wrap; no grafting and no tedious knitting-on of lace edgings. A short pattern repeat and plenty of rest rows make this a pleasant, leisurely knit.
Skill Level easy-intermediate
Finished Measurements Approx 16 by 70 inches after blocking (measured at widest point of lace edging)
Yarn 2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Fine 70% merino 20% cashmere 10% nylon, 400yds (366 m)/115g per skein (shown in color Pistachio)
Gauge 24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette (stocking) stitch, blocked
Needles 4.0mm (US 6) straight or circular needles
Other Supplies 3 stitch markers Pins for blocking
Construction Notes Paravel is worked flat from end to end. The lace edging is worked with the body of the shawl.
Acknowledgements This pattern would not be possible without the knitting and editing of the following people: My mom, Cynara de Goutiere, as always. Marie-Christine B, Melanie Clark, Josephine Colmenares, Courtney Daley, Laure K, Alison Lake, Anjali M, Aparna Padmanabhan, Rupi aka lazylibran, Shweta Shankar Khatri.