Desdemona Beaded Lace Shawl by Katie Rose Pryal
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Desdemona Beaded Lace Shawl

June 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
This pattern is available for $3.00 USD
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The story of Othello and Desdemona may be familiar, but did you know that the tragedy turned upon a lace scarf?

Early in their relationship, Othello gave Desdemona a gift–a lace scarf. Iago stole Desdemona’s scarf then told Othello that D. was having an affair–and that she had given the scarf to her lover.

Othello confronted Desdemona. Othello demanded that D. show him the scarf, but she (obviously) couldn’t find it. This was the proof he needed of her infidelity, and he killed her.

Tragic, yes. Also, great knitting inspiration. This scarf must be soft enough, delicate enough, and beautiful enough to honor Mrs. Desdemona.

Teardrop Lace: A simple eyelet lace pattern, easy to memorize, great for a beginning lace knitter. Pattern includes charted and line-by-line instructions.

Pattern includes instructions for optional bead detailing to signify sparkling teardrops on the scarf.