Curse-breaker by Michele DuNaier
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June 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches = 4 inches
in Double crochet
5.0 mm (H)
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
20" deep, 42" across, 5-point model or 7-point model
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This pattern includes directions for a 5-point shawl and a 7-point shawl.

(Sincerest apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Lady of Shalott,” but I had to do it!)

Alas poor lady, what were you thinking
To leave your web undone, unlinking
For handsome knight with spurs a-clinking;
Methinks your plan, it was a-stinking
To leave fair Isle Shalott!
These knights are faithless, false, and fickle.
They’ll steal your kisses and a tickle
Then up and leave you in a pickle
Alone in Camelot.

But needlework, it is your power!
You loop and chain by hour and hour
Creating beauty in your bower
Crocheting magic in the tower
Of lovely Isle Shalott.
So stray not ‘til your work is done;
Don’t leave your shawl until it’s spun
Or tragedy instead of fun
You’ll find in Camelot.

And so crochet by night and day;
Complete your web, do not delay!
Then break the mirror; go and play
Cavort and gambol, wild and gay
With handsome Lancelot.
You’ll snare him in your web, I know
While both of you wild oats will sow
And break the curse of the U.F.O.
Together in Camelot!