Waiting for Rain

Waiting for Rain Shawl

Waiting for Rain, by Sylvia Bo Bilvia, is a beautiful lace and garter crescent shawl. The lace short row technique creates little windows within the squishy garter lace that almost look like the garter fabric was ripped apart and lace was inserted. The class will focus on Softsweater's Charted Short Row Technique, which incorporates large motifs into short rows in a manner that is infinitely repeatable. This shawl also is infinitely variable and has been knitted in many varieties, from solids to stripes, there are many versions to please you!

Dates: 1 session, July 16 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm

Cost: $40

Instructor: Liz

Skills Learned:

·        Softsweater's Charted Short Row Technique (the lace is also written, but this is a great chart to learn from)

·        Managing short rows

Materials Needed:

·        780 yards fingering weight yarn: we suggest a solid of tonal yarn for the lace, and you can contrast with something fun or work the shawl in a single color (see examples)

·        US#6 (4.00mm) 32" circular needle

·        Tapestry needle

·        Stitch markers, (35 forclass, more for later lace sections)

·        Copy of Waiting for Rain, by Sylvia Bo Bilvia, available on Ravelry, or you can purchase it at the shop and have it emailed to you and linked to your Rav account.


·        Work through part one, and stop before the first short row lace section. You should have 204 stitches and 33 garter ridges. If you would like to stripe, the garter ridge counts for each section are below for your stripe planning purposes. I laid out each section on graph paper and colored in stripes to see how I liked it before committing to the knitting.

                             Pt 1     Pt 1        Pt 2      Pt 2          Pt 3      Pt 3        Pt 4       Pt 4       End

                             GR      LSR        GR        LSR         GR           LSR        GR          Lace   Part

Ridge number         33      34        48          49          54           55           65           66           72

# Ridges in Section 33        1          14            1             5                          10              1             6

**Please note that the photographs are copyrighted by softsweater, and were used with permission.