I have been asked so many times to make a crescent version of Ictis. Here is Southside, a similar stitch pattern to Ictis but with a few subtle changes and a totally different lace edge. Southside takes its name from the gin-based cocktail (details of final page) and gives a nod to Ictis itself; the roman name for St Michael’s Mount on the southern coast of Cornwall. Of course, another nod would be to make your Southside cocktail using Cornish Gin – that would be the icing on the cake!
This crescent shaped shawl is totally addictive. It is an all-over lace pattern that is beaded throughout and is finished off with a beaded lace border that ends with a pretty and delicate hint of a frill. Southside works beautifully as a little shoulder shawl, doubles as a scarf, can be worn middle at front and dangles at the sides, can be worn around the hips . . . As this shawl can be knit from almost any lace weight or fingering weight yarn, it is very adaptable. The pattern has been written so that it is very simple to increase or reduce the number of repeats giving you the ability make this in a yarn and to a size to suit you.
Available on Ravelry as part of the Boos for Beginners Collection.