Heartsease Shawl by Katherine Vaughan

Heartsease Shawl

April 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
590 - 610 yards (539 - 558 m)
35in deep by 66in wide (89cm by 167.5cm)
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One of my favorite flowers in the spring garden is the pansy, or Viola tricolor. This flower has such a happy “face” decorated with all sorts of colors from reds and yellows through deepest blues and purples. The pansy is a traditional part of English herbals under the name of “heartsease” because it was believed to help with respiratory and cardiac ailments.

This simple triangle shawl is worked in garter stitch and garter eyelet, meaning that it is completely reversible. It is designed for a sportweight yarn and large needles, making it a quick project. Guidelines are given to modify the size, placement of the eyelet border, and yarn weight.