Holle's Spell and Goldmary's Guerdon
Holle's Spell & Goldmary's Guerdon

In this design, a crescent shawl is merged with a top, creating an interesting layering effect. The ends of the shawl cascade over the shoulders and act like faux sleeves of the top. The top is knit from the top down in the round, ending with a lace hem that echoes the lace pattern of the "shawl-sleeves". 

The skirt is designed to go with the flowing shape of the shawl. It is inspired by pointed skirts and dresses of the thirties where the "points" were rounded, creating a smoothly flowing hemline.

Design Holle's Spell by Donna Estin
Design Goldmary's Guerdon by Heike Burkert