A Knitted Veil in Pyrenees Wool by Jane Sowerby

A Knitted Veil in Pyrenees Wool

November 2006
Lace ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1300 yards (1189 m)
25" x 65"

Pattern Description from Victorian Lace Today: “From the Manual of Needlework, Cornelia Mee, London 1854. Since this pattern was for a veil the diamonds appeared at one end only. In order to update it as a scarf, I added a balancing set of diamonds at the opposite end.”

Difficulty: Experienced Lace

Measurements: 25” x 65”

Yarn Weight/Yardage: #1 Super Fine Weight / 1300 yds

Yarn & Colorway: Shown in book in 2-ply merino handspun. Alternate yarns: ALPACA WITH A TWIST Fino or MISTI ALPACA Lace


  • 3.5mm/US 4 circular needles, or size to obtain gauge, 60cm (24”) or longer
  • Two 3.5mm/US 4 double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge


  • Stitch markers
  • Blunt needle

Pages: 68-69