Miraldas Triangular Shawl
Pattern Description from Knitted Lace of Estonia: “This shawl was inspired by the beautiful triangular shawls being made in Haapsalu today. I was intrigued by their construction and bought several to study and decipher. In addition, Miralda Piper, one of my dear knitting friends in Haapsalu, gave me a number of traditional motifs and some helpful clues to their ‘secrets.’ The original shawls are larger, but I prefer this smaller size for wearing with a coat or jacket.”
Finished Size: About 59” (150 cm) wide across top edge and 30” (76 cm) long from center of top edge to tip of lower point, relaxed after blocking.
Yarn: Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Rovings 100% Polwarth 2-Ply Fingering Weight (100% Polwarth wool; 820 yd 750 m/150 g): natural sheep’s gray (taupe), 1 skein.
Needles: Size U.S. 6 (4 mm): 32” (80 cm) or longer circular (cir) and 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; coil less safety pin or removable marker.
Additional Gauge: 20 stitches (two pattern repeats) or Miralda Lace Edge charts measure about 5” (12.5 cm) wide, relaxed after blocking; 20 stitch pattern repeat of Diamond charts measures about 5” (12.5 cm) wide, relaxed after blocking.
Note: “The scarf begins with stitches cast on for the lace edge along the two lower sides, then stitches are decreased to produce a triangle shape. When only the stitches of the garter edgings remain, these stitches are grafted or bound off together at the center of the top edge to finish the scarf.”