Exordium Shawl by Rebecca Picoult
Exordium starts with just two stitches and grows into an symmetrical triangle that drapes perfectly when wrapped around your neck and shoulders.
Sections of relaxing garter stitch are paired with stripes and lace sections to keep things interesting.
Your favorite speckled and variegated fingering weight yarns will work especially well with this design. Choose two colours with a lot of contrast or two colours that blend together - both options will be beautiful.
A Note About Gauge and Sizing: Gauge is not critical with this shawl. As long as you like the fabric you are getting and have enough yarn it will be beautiful. With my size 5 needles and fingering yarn I was able to get a fabric that draped very nicely after blocking but wasn’t too loose. And with each of my 3 samples I had a little bit of each 400yd skein left over at the end. My shawls were all between 70” and 72” across the wingspan and 27” at their deepest point.
You will need
- 4ply / fingering weight yarn - 800 yards (732 m) in total - one skein each of 2 colours.
- Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm and US 7 - 4.5 mm