Read the haunting tale of the Beeton Shawl here.
This shawl has a very interesting & unique construction:
It begins with a square knit in the round, from the centre out. The top side of the square is then bound off, and a triangle is knit flat on each of the remaining 3 sides, beginning with the left wing and working around the remaining live stitches.
The Beeton Shawl can be knit in super bulky yarn, or in aran (worsted) yarn held double.
‣ Approx. 600m / 656yds (800m / 875yds) of aran- weight (worsted) yarn held double (including yarn needed for fringe).
‣ or approx. 350m / 383yds (465m / 509yds) of super bulky yarn. (Remember that if you use super bulky yarn, your fringe will also be chunkier).
‣ 12mm (US 17) 80cm / 32in long circular needles.
‣ 6 sts / 7 rows over lace stitch (used in wings).
‣ Gauge isn’t critical, but it will affect the final size and yardage of the shawl.
‣ Make sure the lace looks open and clear.
‣ Central square will be approx. 44 (58)cm / 17 (23) in wide.
‣ Finished wingspan (discluding fringe) will be approx. 170 (220)cm / 67 (87)in, and height, 66 (85) cm / 26 (33)in.
‣ Stitch marker,
‣ Crochet hook,
‣ Tapestry needle for
weaving in ends.
The central square is from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Needlework.