#06 Roses Shawl by Annie Modesitt

#06 Roses Shawl

December 2007
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st using size 8 (5mm) needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
2500 yards (2286 m)
72" x 36" / 183cm x 91.5cm
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Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2007: “Triangular shawl with knit in roses motif, eyelet details and striped, lacy crochet edging. Shown on page 67.” “Rococo refinement is evident in every stitch of Annie Modesitt’s Russian roses shawl, sumptuous in silky ‘Sanctuary’ by Alchemy Yarns of Transformation. Embroidered intarsia bouquets on a dark background are framed by a lacy crocheted edging.”

Notions: stitch markers, bobbins and tapestry needle


  1. “You can download the chart from our website or order them by mail (see page 135 for details).”
  2. “Use separate bobbins (or balls) of yarn for each block of color. When changing colors, twist yarns on WS to prevent holes in work.”
  3. “All WS rows of chart are worked in the exact same colors as the row before.”
  4. “As embroidery is some what free-form, chart is a template and may not match exactly what is in each rose in photograph.”