Lily of the Valley Shawl
Pattern description from Lace Style: “Some of the most beautiful lace patterns come from Eastern Europe. The lily of the valley pattern Nancy Bush used in this shawl is a traditional but enduringly popular motif that originated in Estonia. Nancy’s shawl is worked as a large rectangle with sprigs of lily of the valley accented with the characteristic nupps (buds or buttons) that alternate with sprigs without nupps. Every other row is purled to produce a smooth stockinette-stitch background that doesn’t interfere with the lace pattern. The edging, however, is worked with a garter stitch background in rounds that grow outward from the edges of the rectangle and end with sharp points along the bind-off edge.”
Finished Size: About 23” (58.5 cm) wide and 60” (152.5 cm) long.
Yarn: Lace weight (no CYCA equivalent)
Jaggerspun Superfine Merino (100% merino; 630 yd (576 m)/2 oz): mushroom (pale grayish taupe), 2 skeins.
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): straight and 32” (80 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Several yards of sport- or worsted-weight cotton in contrasting color for provisional cast-on; markers (m; 1 in a color or style different from the others); size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.