Lady of the Canyon Shawl by Luise O'Neill

Lady of the Canyon Shawl

April 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2.75 mm (C)
1200 yards (1097 m)
28 x 58” / 71 x 147 cm after blocking
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Also available as a knitCompanion design from Create2Thrive.

♪ The Music ♪
“Trina takes her paints and threads and weaves a pattern all her own,” Joni Mitchell sings in her ‘Ladies of the Canyon’.

In this, the second shawl in the Celtic Shawl Series1, those words describe perfectly a shawl which combines luscious threads with unique Aran Lace stitch patterns2.

Pattern Notes
Imagine this all-season shawl at a spring wedding, on a summer evening beach stroll, wrapped around you on an autumn walk through the woodlands or used as an over-sized scarf on the coldest of winter days. Luxury will envelope you.

Stitch Patterns are both charted and written out.

The pattern is 27 pages and includes detailed construction notes and diagrams.

Construction Method
This shawl begins at the centre of the shawl and is knit flat circularly, from the centre out; two sides of the central square are then extended and are knit flat; edgings are knit on as the shawl is worked. There is no seaming or picking up stitches.

Stitch markers, 2 stitch holders, 2 cable needles, tapestry needle.

Emily Ocker’s Cast On (uses crochet hook), cables, provisional cast on (only 4 sts), 3 Needle Bind off (edging corners). Written instructions are included for these techniques.

Blocking this shawl is essential to bringing out the intricate interplay of cables and lace.

Changing the Length: Although instructions are not included with the pattern, it is very easy to make this shawl longer -- simply work additional repeats of the last 32-row pattern stitch panels before working the edging across the end of the shawl - each additional repeat will add approx. 10” to the overall length of the shawl ( 5” at each end).

1other patterns in the Celtic Shawl Series
#1: Margaree Harbour Shawl
#3: On the Moor
#4: Ashokan
2stitch pattern source and inspiration: Maloney, Annie, Aran Lace, self-published, 2010.

Jan 2021 Update: A cosmetic update only to reflect our new pattern template. This pattern has 27 pages.

Aug. 18, 2013: Today this pattern was migrated to our new Impeccable Knits label. The changes to the pattern are cosmetic only but include some new features that we feel make this now 31-page pattern even better ~ aggregate small charts as well as larger individual charts are now included as are full chart keys (which include long descriptions for each stitch) for each of the aggregate chart sets; charts no longer have those huge areas of ‘grey no stitches’; the written directions are now included in the same pattern document with a list of abbreviations on their first page for easy reference; and some reorganization that we think makes the pattern flow better. We’re excited to bring this new version to you!

The original version of this pattern is still available through Knit Picks for $4.99USD.

Shawl pin in main photo from Michelle’s Assortment

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