Arsenic and Old Lace Shawl by Bill Thoms
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Arsenic and Old Lace Shawl

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Knitting
March 2011
Lace ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1400 - 1500 yards (1280 - 1372 m)

I’ve had the idea for this shawl rattling around my head for a while and decided it was time to get it underway. I’ve knit this sample using a sexy ball of silk from the gals at NoTwoSnowflakes.

I have turned to one of my favourite movies for inspiration. I’ve looked to the recipe for the poisoned wine the 2 old aunts use to release elderly gentlemen from their lonely lives - “For a gallon of elderberry wine, I take one teaspoon full of arsenic, then add half a teaspoon full of strychnine, and then just a pinch of cyanide”

So each of the rounds of this pi shawl will be based on elderberries, arsenic, strychnine, and cyanide.