The lovestory between me and Caterpillargreen Yarns Shawl Stripes is still going strong! Today I’ve released the next shawl in my series to explore the gorgeous yarn with non-triangular shawls.

Tulpan (Swedish for tulip) is a crescent-shaped shawl. It’s the first time I’ve designed a crescent shawl, and – oh, the possibilities! So much more to try out, so many ideas! Why haven’t I done that sooner?

I hope you like Tulpan as much as I do :)

I’ve used two lace patterns and a knit-on border. For the second lace pattern, which is of Estonian origin, you can work nupps, as I did for the sample, or beads.

Work both lace patterns garter stitch based, both stockinette based or mix and match – whichever look you prefer.

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Size: 184 cm [72.5”] wingspan, 47 cm [18.5”] deep

Gauge: 15 sts = 10 cm [4”] in garter stitch after blocking
(Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the size of the FO and yardage.)

Caterpillargreen Yarns MCN Shawl Stripes (170 g [6 oz], 548 m [599 yd], 70 % superwash merino, 20 % cashmere, 10% nylon), 1 hank size XL, colorway Concrete and Tulips
Or approx. 548 m [599 yd] fingering weight yarn of your choice
(Designer’s note: I had only 1.2 g left of my skein)
3.25 mm [US 3] 80 cm (32”) circular needle, or a size that gives you a fabric you like.
(Designer’s note: I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t.)
2 stitch markers
Optional: 273 beads to use instead of the nupps (size 6/0, or take a length of yarn to your store and see if the beads fit and you like the look)
Optional: Small crochet hook or dental floss for beading (I use a 0.75 mm crochet hook)

Skills needed:
Garter tab cast on (explained in the pattern)
Simple lace knitting
Nupps (see Techniques on page 6)
Knitting on a border (explained and tutorial linked in the pattern)