A Joyful Thread by Sylvia McFadden

A Joyful Thread

October 2016
Lace ?
22 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in Garter worked in the round and blocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1650 - 1655 yards (1509 - 1513 m)
40" (102 cm) square - but easily made smaller or larger
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Print copies of Shawl Joy are now available in my Etsy shop!

A Joyful Thread is part of Shawl Joy the first book by Softsweater Knits. You can buy the eBook here on Ravelry or you can wait until Oct 5th to order a lovely hard copy of the book.

A Joyful Thrad is worked from the centre out. It’s a square shawl which is one quarter stockinette, one quarter lace and two quarters garter. You can wear it elegantly in many different ways: in half as a triangle, in half as a stole, over your head, under your coat, wrapped around you whichever way you choose.


2 Skeins of Sweet Fiber Merino Lace in colourway “Vintage Lace” or 1650 yards (1508 metres) of lace weight yarn.


3mm (US 2.5) double pointed needles.
3mm (US 2.5) circular needles in at least a 32” (80cm) cord.
Or whatever size needle it takes you to get gauge.


8 stitch markers.
Whichever tools you prefer to block your shawls with.

Gauge (worked in the round and blocked):

Garter - 22 sts and 43 rounds = 4” (10cm) square.
Stockinette - 23 sts and 43 rounds = 4” (10cm) square.
Lace - 20 sts and 40 rounds = 4” (10cm) square.


40” (102cm) square.