Over the past year, I have started devoting time to exploring my Jewish heritage and begun learning how to read Hebrew to have a deeper understanding of my faith and culture. I have always been enamored with the symbolism and significance of the Tree of Life in Jewish traditions. When it came time to name this shawl, I noticed that the lace stitches remind me of tiny leaves on a tree. Leaves depict hope, renewal, and revival - three things I feel the world could use more of these days. Combining these concepts brought me to the Hebrew word for leaves: Alim.
With an easy-to-remember 2-row repeat, this shawlette was great for knitting while relaxing and catching up on my favorite shows.
The size of this shawlette can be easily customized by ending the repeat sooner or continuing on to make it as large as you desire.
SKILL RANGE Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS 57” / 145 cm wingspan and 15.75” / 40 cm deep, blocked
YARN 100 g Fingering Weight yarn, approximately 400 - 460 yards
Sample Uses: Rembrandt Yarns 5 Mini-Skein Set in Cherry Blossom 75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Nylon (92 yd. / 84 m per 20 g mini-skein; total 460 yd. / 420 m per 100 g)
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 / 4.0 mm 24” - 32” (60 - 80 cm) circular knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US G / 4.0 mm crochet hook
A small piece of scrap yarn
2 stitch markers
GAUGE 6 6-stitch x 8 2-row repeats of leaf pattern = 4” / 10 cm with US 6 / 4.0 mm needle, blocked. Use a needle that produces a blocked fabric that you like the look and drape of. Keep in mind that variance in gauge will also affect the amount of yarn used as well as the overall size of the shawlette.
Permissions: This knitting pattern is copyrighted by Jessica Ays for Double the Stitches 2020. You may not copy, share, change, or sell this pattern. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed.
You are welcome to sell items made using this pattern, however, you do not have permission to use my photos to sell your finished objects. You must use photos of your own work.