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Cheshire Cat Shawl

Knitting
August 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
780 yards (713 m)
Wingspan: 160 cm [63"], height: 55 cm [21.5"]
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The Cheshire Cat first appeared in A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tounge (1788) by Francis Grose, but was popularized as a fictional cat in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It was originally used in the phrase “he grins like a Cheshire cat” which meant someone who shows his teeth and gums in laughing.

The body of the shawl shows the stripes of the cat, and the overall shape is his grin.

The pattern uses 2 skeins of sock yarn, one each in two contrasting colours.

The Cheshire Cat Shawl pattern is a part of the Fairy Tale Lace collection. The collection is published as an ebook containing 7 shawl patterns. The subsequent patterns will be added over time, during the period August 2013-March 2014. You will receive an email notice each time an update is available. Please click on the link and download the latest version of the ebook. Each update will include all the patterns released to date.

Patterns are also available to purchase individually.