Here I am, back in Italy (well, in my imagination at least) with a new pattern for you. This design reminded me of rows and rows of perfectly groomed grapevines and the leafy foliage that is produced on the vines. I searched and found a fitting name, Vigneto, which in Italian means vineyard.
Vigneto Shawl is slightly asymmetrical and completely adjustable to your size requirements and to your available yardage. Both the striped texture stitch at the beginning of the shawl and the leafy border pattern may be repeated any number of times. The pattern begins at one wingtip with the striped texture stitch (the rows of grapevines) and ends at the other wingtip with the leafy border. When worn, the rows of grapevines curve becomingly around your shoulders and then sprout into the leafy lace pattern.
The lace border features an unusual textured stitch. I searched online to find any mention of this stitch and I couldn’t find a thing. I didn’t want anyone to have trouble visualizing how this stitch is done so I produced a little video on the technique.
The first sample I knit using Dream in Color Smooshy in the colorway Scorched Lime. I did Chart A (the striped texture) only 8 times and worked Chart B (the leafy lace border) 6 times, for maximum lace effect. Love this yarn, it has just the right amount of bounce and body for this project.
The second sample I knit in an old favourite that never disappoints, Tosh Merino Light in the colorway Saffron. Can’t you just see the sun setting over the vineyard??
I wanted to experiment a bit, so I knit Chart A 11 times, making a deeper striped texture section and I was still able to knit 3 repeats of the lace border.
I’m not sure which I like best, they both have their own charms.
Vigneto Shawl is available today on Ravelry here.