Helena's Shawl by Lori Wagner
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Helena's Shawl

May 2017
Lace ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in twisted rib lace patt
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1312 yards (1200 m)
77.5" wide and 23.5" tall
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Eschew thy short-term whims for classic truth / As ephemeral flights of fancy wane / Whilst beaded edges ring columnar frame / No potion shall cast shadows on true form

The classic lace Helena’s Shawl is worked from the top down, beginning with lace columns and twisted stitches. The chevron design along the edge sports delicate glass beads that sparkle in the sunlight and are attached with a bead crochet hook—no pre-stringing required.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 77.5” wide and 23.5” tall.

Yarn The Fibre Co. Road to China Lace (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere): grey pearl, 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Size 14 (0.8 mm) steel crochet hook; 1246 Delica size 8 beads; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in twisted rib lace patt; 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” in horseshoe lace patt.