Glasshouse Shawl by Rachel C. Brown

Glasshouse Shawl

by Rachel C. Brown
October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Glasshouse Rib pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
470 - 492 yards (430 - 450 m)
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Inspired by the iconic glasshouses of Kew Gardens, this wrap pairs open lace with DK weight yarn for an enveloping triangular shawl that is perfect for wearing with a dress on a chilly spring or summer evening, or for wrapping around the neck to protect against a colder winter day.

The body lace pattern evokes the ribs of the glasshouses, while the English Oak Leaf edging pays homage to the 112 species of oak trees at Kew. The triangular shawl body is worked first, with a 3 stitch garter border on each edge, then the garter stitch edging is worked sideways and attached to the live body stitches for a seamless finished piece.

Finished measurements
155 cm wide by 69 cm deep (not including edging)

Yardage requirements
Pattern as written uses 2 skeins of Travelknitter BFL DK (approximately 225 m/skein). Shawl size can be adjusted, but will require additional yarn for a larger shawl

13.5 stitches and 20 rows = 4”/10 cm in Glasshouse Rib pattern after blocking

Other materials needed
stitch markers, tapestry needle