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Crowning Glory Lace Shawl

Knitting
October 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)
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The Crowning Glory Lace Shawl combines the Crown of Glory Shetland Lace pattern with fern lace stitches to create a crescent shaped shawl. The pattern provides instructions for two versions; one with the final lace repeat creating a ruffle, and the other with a slightly different repeat that still uses the Crown of Glory stitch but has fewer increases in the final repeats and doesn’t have a ruffle. The orange and purple samples pictured are the ruffled version and the blue/burgundy and blue/turquoise samples are the unruffled version.

The repeats of the shawl combine a lace section and reverse stocking stitch ridges. The lace section is knitted in pattern on both right and wrong sides which is surprisingly simple once you get the hang of it. Whilst some people find knitting a lace pattern on both right and wrong sides daunting; the shawl has been very successfully knitted by testers for whom it was their first lace pattern.

It can be knitted in 2ply laceweight to 4 ply fingering yarns.

Completed size - approximate depending on chosen yarn and how harshly you block it - it can be blocked slightly larger with some yarns.

Ruffled shawl
Wingspan - 37 inches/94cm
Drop - 12 inches /30cm
Unruffled Shawl
Wingspan - 42 inches/106cm
Drop - 14.5 inches /37cm

More information about this pattern can also be found on my blog: http://fibrefables.wordpress.com/

An updated and re-formatted version of this pattern has been issued (12/12/12) and update links sent to all previous purchasers - thank you. The changes, other than to gauge which is correctly shown above, are cosmetic. If you’re working from an older version or have printed it out ready - the kniting instructions are entirely correct and you can continue to work from your earlier version.