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Crinoline Lace Shawl

Knitting
Lace / 2 ply ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
28" x 56"
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The Crinoline Period (1850-1869) is named after the major fashion innovation of the era, the cage crinoline. In the past, women had to wear many petticoats to add fullness to their skirts. They were heavy and unclean as they dragged in the dirt when walking. The cage crinoline, which was a series of concentric whalebone or steel hoops sewn onto tapes that supported the fabric of the dress, was very popular with women because it was lightweight, unlike clothing in the Romantic era. The silhouette for women during this era was a narrow waist, very full skirt, and fitted bodice with dropped sleeves.

The main pattern of this shawl reminds me ladies in hoop skirts and crinolines.

I’ve used US 4 needles to get smaller yarn overs and more stitch definition. Almost full skein of laceweight yarn was used (only 3 yards left) and I ended up with pretty big shawl (28” by 56”).

Shawl can be knitted from written instructions or charts.

You can do as many repeats as you want, I use this tool to estimate usage. It helps me to use whole skein of yarn. Keep in mind nupps and bind off.

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