The idea for this shawl came from the “need” to create a smaller shawl that could be used as a scarf without the bulk of fabric I get from triangular ones. This shape has been knit over and over again and once I found a stitch pattern that I liked for the edging, it took a life of its own and became three different shawls – Maria v2.0, Maria v1.0 and v1.5 which both knit similarly – sideways, from tip to center, then the sides are grafted together.
The shawl can be made longer and wider by simply adding more repeats or changing the weight of the yarn.
The sample showcased above was knit with heavy weight lace yarn (800 yd/100 skein). Using heavy lace yarn, the shawl takes less than one full skein and can be made bigger without having to get a second skein. The final measurements of this sample are approximately 188cm (74 in) long by 54cm (21 in) tall.
Maria v1.0 is the simpler version of this shawl and has a ST st field in the center. Maria v1.5 on the other hand, has a lace medallion at the center. The pattern contains instructions and charts that will allow you to knit either version – or knit both :).
Other materials necessary: tapestry needle and waste yarn (or st holder).
Fleegle has a killer tutorial on grafting. It makes joining lace a breeze.