Margaret Dashwood Shawl by Joanna Johnson

Margaret Dashwood Shawl

May 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
550 yards (503 m)
About 12" wide at center back and 74" long
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I designed this sweet rustic lace shawl with young Margaret Dashwood in mind. I imagine one of the first things a young lady in reduced circumstances (living in a drafty cottage by the sea, no less) would need for her wardrobe is a pretty but functional everyday shawl. The shawl is worked from side to side, and the garter and lace edging is a perfect match for the airy, woolen-spun yarn I used. Using the simplest techniques for lace and shaping, this is an ideal first shawl for a beginning or intermediate knitter.

Skills needed:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Slip
  • Knit 2 together
  • Yarn over
  • Knit front and back