My eldest granddaughter, who is now 11 years old has expressed an interest in selecting many of her clothing and jewellery pieces. She is very old fashioned and traditional and loves beautiful things. So it wasn't surprising when on selecting an item for me to knit for her, she jumped at the idea of a lace shawl. Joyce Fassbender is a knitting designer I admire very much for her lovely feminine lace designs, particularly for shawls and wraps. The Ostreo Shawlette I found in a compilation called "Little Luxuries". It is published by Knit Picks and I can thoroughly recommend this for small projects such as hats, gloves, scarves and shawls.
Ostreo requires a fingering weight yarn. I used Bendigo Woollen Mills Transitioning sock yarn. This comes in 100g balls and I used approximately 120g of yarn as I enlarged the shawl slightly by knitting Chart 2 three times. This made a useful shawl suitable for wearing a couple of different ways and the size also looked good for an adult as well, without being too large.
The transitioning sock yarn works particularly well with this design as the colour change, although gradual, create a distinctive stripe and look very beautiful with this shape. The "Little Luxuries" book features the shawlette in a plain grey yarn.
The photo shows the shawl after blocking.
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.