This crescent shawl was inspired by a family name. When researching our family tree, I found that the translation for Heitkamper
was “keepers of the hearth.” My grandparents, Edward and Katherine Heitkamper, were living examples of what love is, and they kept the
home-fires burning. The edge of the shawl is aflame, but it is intended
to wrap around you like an embrace from a loved one.
The shawl is worked from the neck down in garter stitch with increases
worked near the edges on right side rows. The flame lace border is knitted on and serves as a bind off for the live stitches. This part requires attention at first, as the stitch counts change, but as you work it becomes intuitive quickly.