Jessie Lambdin Shawl by Emily Johnson

Jessie Lambdin Shawl

March 2008
Lace ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1000 - 2000 yards (914 - 1829 m)
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This pattern is available from for $4.50.

This pattern is inspired by my great-grandmother, Jessie Lambdin, an Indiana farm girl who went out west, got married and ended up in 1920’s Hawaii. For more information on the woman and the pattern, check out the pattern page on the Family Trunk Project site. You can buy it here or there!

I will also trade this pattern for two pages of your own family story.


  • Please note that the first stitch inside the heavy black pattern-repeat on Row 65 is a k3tog. It displays as a k3tog but can be mis-read as a k2tog.

  • Chart 1, Row 149: The stitch in box 19 should be an ssk, not a plain knit stitch.

  • Bottom of page 1, column 1: “Row 139” should read “Row 182.”

  • Courtesy of knitupnorth: In order for Chart 4A to not be backwards, start all odd rows from the RIGHT SIDE OF THE CHART and work toward the left, and all even rows from the LEFT SIDE OF THE CHART working toward the right.