Elsie's Farewell Shawl by Laurinda Reddig

Elsie's Farewell Shawl

April 2016
Light Fingering ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches
in front loop only slip stitch
6.0 mm (J)
580 - 600 yards (530 - 549 m)
One Size: 54” wingspan, 18 1/2” long
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Designed for Ficstitches Yarns Spring 2016 Kit Club.

This modern interpretation of a collared wrap shawl, commonly worn in colonial times, begins with a collar formed of rows of front loop only slip stitches. A triangle of shells descends from the collar, gradually decreasing to a curved point. The solid, stretchy fabric of the collar adds weight to the silky lace, keeping it draped over your shoulders.

“Mary stopped to adjust the drape of her new shawl, straightening the collar and making certain the lace laid just so over her shoulders. Elsie smiled to see her preening over it …”
- Excerpt from “The Sojourn Stitch” coming soon from C. Jane Reid