A light as a feather, easy to wear shawl...whether you wear it in the day to keep the sun off your shoulders or in the evening to battle the chills. It is named for the Altair geometric colouring books, the forerunners of the modern adult colouring obsession because the striking geometric lace pattern reminded me of my love for them.
One Size:145 cm / 57” long x 65 cm / 25½” across at widest point after blocking
Yarn:Viola Merino Lace (lace weight; 100% merino; 754 m / 825 yds per 115 g skein) Shade: Lettuce; 1 skein
Gauge:5 patt reps & 13 rows = 10 cm / 4” over lace pattern
Hook:2.5 mm crochet hook
Note:There is no direct US conversion for a 2.5 mm hook so if you can’t find this size, work with either a US B/1 or C/2 depending on whether your gauge is loose or tight, and always use a hook size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Notes:Altair starts at one point and is worked in a pattern that increases on the neck edge towards the shortest edge. RS and WS are notional as pattern is fully reversible. As the pattern starts at a point it makes sense to start the pattern as your swatch. Stop, wash and block the piece to check tension and drape then if satisfied you can continue to work.
UK crochet terminology used throughout.
Originally printed in PomPom Quarterly Issue 17 where the pattern was written in US terminology