“Shetland Fascinator by Lynette Meek”
A couple of years ago I read this passage in a Piecework Magazine and the concept of the fascinator: intrigued me. This is my version of a modern Fascinator, sized for shoulders, not as a headpiece. I hope that this version tickles your fancy.

A fascinator is a light, soft head covering gathered in with tassels at both ends. Either of these coverings might be made from any type of fabric: woven, lace, netting, knitted, or crocheted. Knitted versions were made with lace- or fingering-weight yarn and large needles relative to yarn size (about 4 to 8 3.55 mm). Soft Clouds and Dreamy Veils: Lacy Head Coverings in Victorian Britain, Piecework Summer 2020

This Shetland Fascinator is a gorgeous lacy shetland stole finished with beaded tassels.
Materials: Sample as shown was knit with Juniper Moon Findley.
Tassel - Approximately 20m lace weight yarn per tassel and 300 to 350 size 80 beads, 2.75mm US #2 dpn needles.
Shawl approximately 750 to 800 m lace weight yarn, 3.5mm US #4 24-inch circ or straight needles, markers and the usual notions.

Gauge: After Stringent Blocking 20 sts and 40 rows in a 4 in swatch

Size: Shown in Size Small with options to increase size in 1.5-inch increments for a perfect fit. Sizing is figured on width around shoulders when measured approx. 2 inches below shoulder line. Size shown is 43 inches long worn on a measurement of about 43 inches around.

Dimensions: After Stringent Blocking - 23 inches wide from side to side and 43 inches long excluding I-cord and tassel.