It’s still not that warm out, but I’m declaring it to be Spring knitting time so it feels right to finally release the pattern for my lightweight shawl! It’s called Nix, named after yet another author I admire, and it’s a fun simple knit that was designed to show off hand-dyed yarn. The clean lines don’t compete with the yarn for attention and actually help show off the variations and depth of the color. Instructions for the lace pattern are given both as written directions and charted so you can use your favorite style and simply enjoy this relaxing knit.
Nix is a great project for this time of year. You can wear it layered over a coat or like a scarf while it’s still a little chilly out, like my sister is modeling it here, and when the weather warms up, the shawl will make a nice, lightweight wrap for a breezey late-Spring day. Knit according to pattern, the shawl has a wingspan of 58 inches and is 20 inches deep, and its size makes it easy to style.
My sample was knit using Hazel Knits Entice MCN on 3.75 mm needles, but the top-down construction makes it easy to substitute any yarn because you can knit until you have just enough yarn left for the i-cord bind-off and make the shawl as big or small as you’d like. You start by casting on a handful of stitches, and then you increase at four points to shape the shawl. The top of the shawl features a rolled edge that’s kept in check by a column of eyelets, and the bottom edge features an i-cord bind-off that mimics the look of the rolled edge.