Kinderdijk by Kirsten McTeer


May 2017
Lace ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1050 - 1250 yards (960 - 1143 m)
one size (approx 44" across after blocking)
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This shawl represents a challenge for the more experienced lace knitter. It is worked in the round from the centre out, with four identical triangles forming a square. The name comes from the lace pattern in section D that several friends commented reminded them of the sails of windmills. This in turn reminded me of the rows of windmills at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands.

After vigorous blocking, the shawl measures 44”/112cm across when worked to pattern tension. At pattern tension, one repeat of the 24 stitch and 24 row pattern repeat used in Section D measures 4 1/2” (11.5cm) wide and 3 ½” (9cm) high. Exact tension is not vital but it may affect both the yardage required and the finished size of the shawl if your tension differs significantly from pattern tension.

Both written and charted instructions are given for the lace patterns. It is not necessary to use charts to work this design.

You will need: 1200 yards (1097m) lace weight yarn
3.25mm (US 3) needles for working in the round in both small and large circumferences (up to 60”/150cm cable circular needle recommended)
8 stitch markers
Darning needle

You need to be able to: work a circular cast-on (links are given to online tutorials), work from a chart or from written instructions, work yarn-overs, single and double decreases, work lace without resting rounds where instructed.

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