Queen Anne is one of those women that I always knew about, but didn’t know about. Turns out she was a pretty bad ass lady. During her imprisonment, she never stopped plotting: whether it was escape, a coup, or how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, she was al- ways at it. The stitch motif used in this shawl is reminis- cent of the bars that confined her, and a garter stitch ruffle pays homage to Elizabethan fashion.
This shawl is worked using short rows without wraps. Featuring a ribbed lace pattern throughout the body of the shawl, the gaps between rows disappear into the existing yarn overs. The edge is a garter stitch ruffle: to work the shawl without the ruffle, omit the increases and decreases in the edge rows. In the short-row portions of the shawl, split-ring stitch markers are recommended to keep track of the end of previous short rows.