Kingston Lacy by Tess Young

Kingston Lacy

May 2020
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
300 - 801 yards (274 - 732 m)
each yarn weight knits to a different size, please see pattern notes
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Kingston Lacy is a broad triangular shawl knitted from the bottom tip upwards and it is finished with an applied garter stitch edge worked along the top to both stabilise the edge and match the garter stitch selvedge on the other two edges.

Using the reversible lace stitch used as an insert on my Badbury Shawl, creates a lovely all over lace pattern with great drape.

The all over stitch makes it both a meditative knit and flexible in terms of yarn weight and I’ve included instructions to work this pattern up in 100g of your choice of lace, 4ply/fingering or DK, making it perfect for shopping your stash.

This shawl is named after the Kingston Lacy estate of which Badbury Rings, after which my previously shawl was named, was a part.

Yarn & Needles

Laceweight version:

1 x Old Maiden Aunt Shetland 2ply laceweight -100g, 800 yds /732 m,
colourway: Jasper
3.25mm (US3) needles
2.25mm (US1) needle for finishing only

4ply/fingering version:

1 x Knitting Goddess 4 ply British wool and nylon, 100g, 437yds/400m, colourway: Slate
3.75mm (US5) needles
2.75mm (US2) needle for finishing only

DK version:

2 x Malabrigo Silky Merino DK, 50g, 150yds/137m, Colourway: Lavanda
4.5mm (US7) needles
3.25mm (US3) needle for finishing only

Tapestry needle for sewing in ends.

Laceweight: 21 sts x 39 rows
4ply/fingering: 18 sts x 36 rows
DK: 14 sts x 26 rows
= 4 x 4 inches/10 x 10 cm worked in pattern on the larger needles

Finished Measurements

Fingering/4ply and DK versions

Wingspan - 79 inches/200cm
Drop - 18 inches / 45cm

Laceweight Version

Wingspan - 99 inches/251.5cm
Drop - 24.5 inches / 62cm