Independent Designer Mary Rose created this beautiful, linen lace - the Second Saturday Shawl. Lots of texture helps highlight the lace, and the linen yarn will only get softer and nicer with washing and wearing. With an option for a small shawlette or a large, dramatic wrap, this pattern can find a place in anyone's wardrobe.
The lace is charted to help you visualize how it all comes together. Simple stitches and techniques add up to something outstanding when combined in the lovely diamond motifs. The twisted garter stitch background is both easy to work and keeps the linen looking sharp, preventing sagging and rolling. This shawl is so versatile, it would be equally appropriate to wear out to brunch or in a wedding.
Mary chose the Katia Lino for this shawl. Don't let the 100% linen content intimidate you; she wrote a whole blog post for us on how to successfully work with this amazing fiber. Linen is the perfect choice for a light-weight shawl - it's easy to care for, very durable, and breathes beautifully regardless of the weather.
Click here to go to Mary's Ravelry page to buy the Second Saturday Shawl pattern. Don't forget to read her tips and make the spa cloth swatch to practice all the techniques for the shawl. Then go read our interview with Mary and get to know this great designer a little better!