Arabella Tallant by Teresa Morey

Arabella Tallant

March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
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Arabella Tallant combines fingering weight yarn and a textured lace pattern to create a striking, detailed shawl. Classic arrow and chevron lace patterns come together to great effect in this shawl.

Knitted from the top down, Arabella has a curved top edge which means that the finished shawl will easily stay on your shoulders.

The lace patterns used in Arabella are straight-forward and make for enjoyable knitting. The first 28 rows of the shawl are patterned on both the right and the wrong side rows. The rest of the shawl is patterned on the right side only and the wrong side rows are ‘resting’ rows.

The pattern includes both charts and full written instructions. It has been fully tech edited and test knitted. Thanks to my excellent test knitters: ftmhling, bhavanastephen, marthajane73, yarnladee, KateB660, Fredchen, knitwisenicole and cazknit.

The shawl is named for Arabella Tallant from the Georgette Heyer novel Arabella. A young and spirited woman raised in a country parsonage, she wears a gown of figured lace to a grand ball at the height of her first season in London’s high society. The textured lace in this shawl is a representation of Arabella’s gown.