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Forgotten Garden Shawl

Knitting
April 2011
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
375 - 575 yards (343 - 526 m)
Small (Medium; Large) or custom
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The stunning leaf and diamond geometry of the stitch pattern used in this top-down shawl reminded me of an intricate garden hedge maze, such as the one described in Kate Morton’s engrossing novel, The Forgotten Garden. Three sizes are given; the size can also be adjusted by changing yarn weight and needle size (adjust yardage accordingly) or by changing the number of half-repeats worked.

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced. Due to the length of the stitch pattern repeat, only charted instructions are provided. The lace stitches are worked only on right side rows; they are not technically difficult but do require concentration.

SIZES
Small (Medium, Large)

APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (after blocking)
46 (54, 61) inches wide x 22 (26, 31) inches deep

Red large sample used Biscotte & Cie La Douce, color: Cherry Baby, 2 skeins.

Small brown sample used Madelinetosh pashmina, color: Violin, 1 skein (note almost the entire skein was used, with little to spare).