“For he will do
As he do do
And there’s no doing anything about it!”
- T. S Elliot, Old Possums Book of Practical Cats
Grizabella is a traiangular shawl knitted from the neck and down. It features a classical estonian cat paws lace pattern in the body and the edging, and has a border with lovley cats worked with nupps. This shawl is a must for every cat lover.
The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters. Specific required skills are listed below. The pattern is both charted and written. The pattern has been test knitted and professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.
Cast on with garter stitch tab
Knit and purl
Lace knitting (yo, k2tog, k3tog, ssk, sssk, ‘sl 1, k2tog, psso’)
Length: 64”/162 cm
Width: 36”/91 cm
Instructions on how to make the shawl larger is given.
JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 50 % merino, 50 % tussah silk; 630 yd/576 m per 56 g skein Color: Pewter. 2 skeins.
Approximately 1100 yd/1000 m of lace weight yarn.
Needles & notions:
US #4/3.5 mm circular or straight needles, or the needles that gives you a fabric you like.
18 sts/32 rows = 4”/10 cm in lace stitch after blocking.
Gauge is not important in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect the finished size and the yarn requirement.