Spider's Web Fichu

This was a quick knit from the Victorian Lace Today book. I used US size 7 needles, 100% cotton, 50 g, 5 sts/inch yarn - in turquoise - I TOLD YOU NO MORE BLACK AND I MEANT IT!

The fringe has glass beads as you can see in the attached picture.

A fichu is defined as a half-hexagon shaped shawl that is worn usually tied in the front. Since the point in the back of a triangular shawl is basically sawed off this means it can have longer sides to tie in front without being so long in the back. My wife (also pictured) who is 5'2" (if she stretches) loves this shape!

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stef's picture

That shawl is absolutely gorgeous and it looks great on your wife

Gorgeous shawl, beautiful model and great background.

crmartin's picture

Beautiful shawl. It looks amazing on your wife, she is as beautiful as the shawl.



MMario's picture

hmmm, you say half hexagon - but it look much more like 3/4rths of a square to me....

YOu do realize this "new" shape is going to drive me nuts....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

RickMartin's picture

It really is a half hexagon - it's just the way it's laying there that confuses you. It's basically triangular but it starts with 2 border stitches, 2 stitches, yo, 2 stitches, yo, 2 stitches, 2 border stitches. (a total of 9 stitches to start) Then you add a stitch after the beginning border stitches and before and after each yo then another before the last border stitches. So, when you're finished you end up with a series of triangles. The first one points up, the second one down, the third one up. This ends mup making the bottom twice as wide as the top (but both the top and bottom are flat unlike a triangular shawl).

Can you visualize that? If not I'll scan a drawing of the pattern for you to see.