ARCHA is a deep, crescent-shaped shawl designed to stay put while accenting shoulders and spine with an intriguing, alternating lace detail. It is constructed with 3 spines, creating 4 wedges which evolve into a textured lace and cable edging. The lace is reminiscent of the branching juniper foliage. The name Archa is the Kyrgyz word for juniper, a plant which is common in the area, and which is traditionally used in family celebrations and rituals.
Two skeins of June Cashmere's 100% Kyrgyz cashmere lace weight
This is an intermediate project
This pattern is available in either digital download or physical hardcopy.