Dreams of Alice Shawlette by Gina House

Dreams of Alice Shawlette

September 2013
Lace ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette (with size US 6 needle)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
550 - 580 yards (503 - 530 m)
42" wide x 22" height (blocked)

This graceful and delicate shawlette was inspired by one of my favorite fairytale books, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. Although Alice doesn’t wear a shawlette in the book, I always pictured her wearing one while sitting at the riverbank with her sister.

This pattern is for a more experienced lace knitter, but could also be knit by an advanced beginner, if taken step by step. The lace patterns themselves aren’t difficult. A perfect gift for a loved one or a stunning accessory for a wedding or special occasion. “Dreams of Alice” is one of my favorite patterns from Wonderlace.

NOTE: For the shawlette size, you will need 290 yards of the main color (here I used white) for the center of the shawlette, 190 yards for the border color (I used turquoise) and 70 yards for the trim (I used black).

Notions Needed:

small stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle, row counter, measuring tape, scrap lace weight yarn in a contrasting color (optional…for lifelines)

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