Hester's Hope Shawl by Jennifer Mauser

Hester's Hope Shawl

April 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
500 yards (457 m)
One size: 58" x 19" / 147.5cm x 48.5cm -- but easily adjusted to other sizes.
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This pattern is available from cooperativepress.com for $6.00.

Hester Gray (of Anne of Green Gables) would have loved the warmth and beauty of this comforting shawl. The shawl’s simple shaping lovingly and securely wraps around the shoulders, allowing you to enjoy all the beauty around you without worrying about how the shawl will stay on. Just what the doctor ordered, it would have wrapped Hester up in soothing softness, allowing her to enjoy her precious garden a little later into the cool Canadian fall, while still being fashionably adorned. Worked in a simple lace motif in a garden-inspired color, the shawl will fly off the needles, allowing you to spend more time outside smelling the roses, imagining you are the tragic heroine of Anne’s fancy!

Briar Rose Fibers Robusta (100% wool; 500 yds / 457m per 453g skein, 7 wpi), Color #1954; 1 skein

1 US #13 / 9mm circular needle, 32” / 80cm, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 US #13 / 9mm double-point needle (optional)

Stitch markers (optional)