Pattern Description from A Gathering of Lace: “The inspiration for this shawl came from a variety of sources. I was invited to a wedding at which the guests were encouraged to come in ethnic dress. Being of Irish descent, my first though was lace. I’ve always loved the deep V shaping on the back of a triangular shawl, but was drawn more to the way a rectangular shawl draped over the arms and down the front of the body. I was reminded of a shawl of similar shaping I had seen, and decided to combine the two ideas for a more feminine and formal look. The lace edging was adapted from a pattern passed down from my grandmother and was added last. I love the way the shawl looks, and the way I feel when I wear it.”
Skill Level: Experienced
Finished Measurements: See schematic, p. 65. Section knitted with Chart B should measure 30½” by 22”.
Yarn: Jamieson & Smith Cobweb-weight Shetland (½oz/14g; 225yds/205m; wool) 16 skeins White #L1
Needles: Size 2 (2.75mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge. Size 0 (2mm) circular, 48”/120cm long, for border. i
- 3 extra-large stitch holders or spare needles
- Stitch markers
- Rust-proof T-pins
- Size 10 (1.3mm steel crochet hook)
Blocked Gauge: 38 sts and 59 rows to 4”/10cm in 20-st rep of Chart A using size 2 (2.75mm) needles
- Shawl is knit beginning with center back diamond. Sts are then picked up to knit the two side panels, and the border is picked up and knit last.
- Charts A and C show pat rows only. all odd rows are purled on Chart A. All even rnds are knit on Chart C.
- See Techniques, p. 162, for chain st, double yo, M1, and sl2tog-k1-p2sso.