February 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
small, large
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Arabella can also be purchased bundled with Clothilde as Two Ladies. The bundled package is $10.00.

Arabella is a simple lace triangle shawl that looks a lot more complicated than it really is. Envisioned as a modern take on Regency fashion, this shawl adds a touch of dash and class to your wardrobe. Arabella was inspired by Arabella Strange, of the book Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell, as well as far too many Masterpiece Theater viewings over the winter! Knit in either fingering or lace weight yarn, this is a modular pattern that can be easily adjusted to fit the yarn or the size desired. By altering the number of repeats, you can change the size and look. There are several edging options included with the pattern, so you can pick the one that suits your yarn and taste. Use your favorite solid or semi solid yarn to show off the lace pattern to maximum effect. The pattern includes instructions for creating a small shawlette or scarf as well. Use written instructions or charts to meet your own comfort level.

Small: 56 inches wide, 24 inches long
Large: 76 inches wide, 32 inches long


  • 400 yds fingering weight yarn for size Small Shown in A Verb for Keeping Warm Creating 100% superwash merino, 385 yds per 100g skein, 1 skein used, color: Elephanta
    Note: I used only one skein for my small sized shawl,
    but I’d advise buying an extra skein for security, as I had only yards left at the end.
  • 800 yds lace weight yarn for size Large Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Lace 100% superwash merino, 950 yds per 4 oz skein, 1 skein used, color: Norway Spruce
  • 1 U.S. size 6 (4 mm) circular needle 24 inches or longer for size Small
  • 1 U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle 24 inches or longer for size Large
  • stitch marker (optional)
  • tapestry needle

Small: 22 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on size 6 needles after blocking
Large: 25 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on size 3 needles after blocking

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