While hiking the Appalachian Trail on an April morning, it was hard not to notice, after leaving from a valley lush with the green of spring, the higher the trail climbed the less green it got and higher up trees and branches had fewer and fewer leaves, some not having put forth any growth at all.
This shawl depicts the tulip tree as it starts to burst into life in early spring. Starting with the leaves, the unopened buds higher up and finally the border representing the highest branches with the flowers in all their splendor!
Tulip Tree is a top down triangular lace shawl worked in fingering weight yarn, making it a bit more substantial than a traditional lace shawl, and of course much quicker to knit!
Designed to use just one skein of Stroll sock yarn tonal (or 100 gr of Stroll fingering in a solid color)
Please note: This is a fully charted pattern only, no line by line written instructions.
Finished size is approx. 45 (120 cm) wingspan, 28 (72 cm) center back, relaxed after blocking