Headless Roses by Barbara Benson

Headless Roses

February 2018
Light Fingering ?
10 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Texture stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1725 - 1750 yards (1577 - 1600 m)
22" x 95" (56 x 241 cm)
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

My husband has always asserted that the most romantic fictional couple is Morticia and Gomez Addams, and it is hard to argue with that assertion. Completely devoted to one another in all things, their love transcends all obstacles and is a constant in all of their tales.

When I saw this stunning color named “You Rang?” from Miss Babs I just knew I needed to design a shawl for Morticia. Elegant and extravagant, Headless Roses features lace on each end with a simple texture pattern in between. Extra long shawls are fabulous for their styling flexibility and this one will allow you to channel your inner Morticia without being overtly literal or costume-y.

This pattern contains instructions both fully written out and with supporting charts for the lace and can be worked entirely from written or in combination with the charts.

Also included in the pattern are instructions on how to modify both the length and the width of the stole as well as how to use a scale to get the most out of the amount of yarn that you have.

If you would like to see the shawl in action you can check out my video Pattern Tour on my YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit.

Skills needed include: k, p, k2tog, ssk, kfb, YO, and slipping with the yarn in front.