I was heavily influenced by Degas and French Fashion, specifically the color palette in one of Degas’ ballerina paintings. Something really special was coming together at that time with french fashion and I tailored the pieces around what I thought Ballerinas of that time period would have worn after a hard practice session.
The Arabesque Shawl is traditional triangle shawl knit from the neck to the long edge. The shawl has a knit-on border which means it’s not necessary to bind off 205+ stitches at once! The bold knit-on edging is worked back and forth over 24 stitches and a k2tog with the main body stitches every other row eliminates the large bind off stitch by stitch. This is a great shawl for beginning-intermediate Lace Knitters.