This shawl has long been in the making. The idea came long ago, and I knit two versions of this before I ever even began writing patterns. The things I love about this shawl are it's traveling rib pattern (not too lacy or fancy, which is truly more my personal style) and the fact that it stays on your shoulders! Really, no fussing around with this shawl, as it's shape lends itself to staying on when wearing it as a shawl. And when wearing it 'kercheif' style, it looks equally lovely.
This shawl was nameless, and recently, when I had to choose a name quickly "Haystack Mountain" popped into my head. I spent a weekend at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and it is by far one of the most b=magical, beautiful and relaxing places one could spend time creating. Once I started calling the shawl that, it stuck. It seemed fitting as the beautiful texture of this lovely green is very reminiscent of the moss covered woods up at Haystack. I do hope to go back someday. (And on that day I'll take some pictures so you can see what I mean about the beauty and the luscious moss!) More details about the pattern:
This shawl begins as a top down triangular shawl, with increases at edges and center back. Then wings are formed by increasing into the ribbed edging, then working the new stitches in the stitch pattern, with their own increases. The shawl continues in the same traveling rib pattern for both body and wings. The construction of this shawl gives it a very ergonomic shape, which is easy to wear and does not slip off the shoulders.
Stitch markers are placed between the stitch pattern and rib sections, and different stitch markers are placed at the center of each pattern section. After working a few rows, you may wish to place a locking stitch marker on the RS of the shawl, as the RS and WS look very similar.
The loose gauge lends the fabric drape, but the knitter can easily substitute a DK or worsted weight yarn for a slightly different fabric.
This pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry HERE.