Edwina is a delicate, top-down triangular lace shawl with traditional and Estonian stitch patterns that flow seamlessly from one to the next until ending in a geometric border that echoes the shapes created by the patterns of the shawl body.
The 11-page pattern is beautifully formatted and includes large, easy-to-read charts, full written row-by-row instructions that have the pattern repeats highlighted in yellow for ease of viewing, and an additional “How to Block a Lace Shawl” instruction sheet.
Lace weight yarn in a solid or tonal color is highly recommended to showcase the intricacy of this design.
But please note: Estimated yardage is the average range used by test knitters using lace weight yarn. Substituting fingering weight will increase the size of the finished shawl and could require considerably more yarn depending on needle size, so please make sure to have extra. If you knit with a looser tension, you will also use more yarn.
Construction Notes: Edwina starts at the center back of the neck and is knit down to the bottom edge. There is a two-stitch garter border on each side, four yarn-over increases on each right-side row and a center stitch separating each half. Patterning is done on the right side rows only, with all wrong side rows being purled between the garter borders.
Blocked Size: 72” x 36”
Yardage: Both the Mullberry and Lilac colored shawls pictured were knitted with Jaggerspun Zephyr Lace 2/18 lace weight yarn. Both used between 850 and 880 yards on US #3 needles. Test knitters that substituted fingering weight used up to 1100 yards.
This shawl is dedicated to my mother-in-law Edwina O’Keefe (aka Mac), a great lady who was also a trail blazing, tough old broad in the best sense of the word. She rode Harleys and played baseball in the 1920s, enlisted in WWII as one of the first WACs, retired a Captain and led a colorful life until she left us in 2004 to continue wise-cracking, drinking extremely strong cocktails and playing the slot machines up in the big casino in the sky.
I highly recommend that you set the “Page Scaling” on your Adobe Acrobat printing window (left side) to NONE in order for the charts to print as large as possible.