Hey everyone! I’m so excited to say my shawl pattern, Calliandra, was just released as part of a Craftsy kit today.  Check it out here.

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One of my favorite plants in our yard is the Baja Fairy Duster, Calliandra californica. Per its name, it’s native to Baja, California, but the plant itself loves our yard and has self-seeded, producing multiple young plants.

This shawl uses a modification of Barbara Walker’s Mexican Edging for the pretty scalloped border.

One size, easily altered

Finished Measurements
Length 56½“ / 143.5 cm
Width at top 46.5” / 118 cm

Cloudborn Alpaca and Highland Naturals, 50% Superfine Alpaca / 50% Fine Highland Wool (247 yds per 50 g), 5 skeins (1220 yds / 1116 m). Sample shown in Flax.

US3 / 3.25mm circular needles or size to obtain gauge

36 sts and 34 rounds = 4” / 10 cm over lace pattern, blocked firmly

yarn needle

lace knitting, reading charts