Labyrinth Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark

Labyrinth Lace Shawl

by Evelyn A. Clark
January 2008
Lace ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1180 yards (1079 m)
54" square
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Unlike a maze that is designed to confuse, a labyrinth is a symbol for a successful journey. The path is not direct, and when it appears to stray, it still leads to the goal. On this reversible garter stitch lace shawl, the labyrinth’s path can be traced to the center and back out again.

The shawl is diamond shaped and has a leafy border with small flowers at the four corners and a larger one at the center. Picots can be knit at the edges, or they can be left plain. Size is determined by the yarn, and the shawl can be knit in lace, fingering, and Shetland/sport/DK weight yarns.

Whether it is knit as a shawl, lap robe or throw, this is a comforting reminder that despite appearances we are moving toward our goals.

Skill Level: Challenging: there are 25 pages of instructions since this is an overall design without repeats. Every row is written, and every other row is charted.

Sample Shawl: 3.75 oz (1180 yds/1080m) Jaggerspun Zephyr 2/18 50% wool/50% silk lace weight yarn (23 wpi), Juniper color, with picot edge.