Crystal Palace Shawl by Mone Dräger

Crystal Palace Shawl

August 2017
Lace ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted St st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
765 yards (700 m)
68" wide across upper edge and 31" tall at center
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The Crystal Palace, site of the Great Exhibition, relied on technological innovations to achieve its open, airy appearance. The shawl it inspired, however, requires only knitting needles and beautiful yarn. Solid stripes alternate with panels of lace mesh to mimic the Crystal Palace’s famous entry hall.

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 68” wide across upper edge and 31” tall at center.

Yarn SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace (50% merino wool, 50% silk): silver, 1 skein.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Twisted St st; 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” in Lace patt.

Note This shawl is worked back and forth in rows from the top down.