Misselthwaite Manor Shawl by Anne Podlesak

Misselthwaite Manor Shawl

February 2015
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Flower Bed Chart
US 4 - 3.5 mm
775 - 800 yards (709 - 732 m)
26.5”/67.5 cm back neck to hem x 73 ½”/186.69 cm wingspan after blocking
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This Faroese-shaped shawl is cast on at the back neck and shaped with the use of yarn-over increases at the center back and edges of the shawl. Overall floral motifs in the body of the shawl give way to a knit-on floral lace edging.

This shawl was knit with a lightweight fingering weight/heavy laceweight yarn with 825 yards/150 g skeins. However, it may be knit using a fingering weight yarn with 400 yards/100 g skeins. You will need a total of 800 yards to complete the shawl as written.

Skills Needs: Increase/decreases, chart reading (the lace patterns are not written out), understanding of working a knit-on edging.

Inspired by Mary Lennox, the heroine of the classic children’s book, The Secret Garden. Left orphaned in India, she is sent to live with her uncle at his home on the English moors, Misselthwaite Manor. Her uncle is often absent from home, lost in grief over his wife’s death 10 years earlier, and leaving behind his invalid son, Colin. Mary finds the key to a locked garden, and with the help of her new friend, Dickon, brings life back into the garden, as well as to her cousin, Colin.

This shawl is also available as part of the Heroines Shawl Club 2015.