Octavia's Garlands Lace Shawl by Caroline Steinford
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Octavia's Garlands Lace Shawl

April 2011
Lace ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
880 yards (805 m)
17.5"x71" (43.75x177.5 cm)
This pattern is available for $9.95 USD
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Octavia’s Garlands is a unique and customizable pattern for a rectangular lace shawl. You don’t have to be a harpist to make or wear it - any musician or music lover would enjoy it! This is the full version of the pattern. A abridged pattern version with two music options (Twinkle, Twinkle and up-and-down scales) is also available. Click here for details.

This full version of the pattern includes seven song alternatives, making it a great value. If you don’t see your favorite tune in the list, there’s also a blank staff that lets you chart your own! The pattern is a 20 page PDF contains the following:

Color Photos
Leaf Lace Chart
Right-Facing Harp
Left-Facing Harp
Music Chart: Blank Staff
Music Chart: Scales, parts A & B
Music Chart: Twinkle, Twinkle, parts A & B
Music Chart: Brahms’ Lullaby, parts A & B
Music Chart: Danny Boy, parts A & B
Music Chart: Flower Duet from Lakmé, parts A & B
Music Chart: Ode to Joy, parts A & B
Music Chart: Road to Lisdoonvarna, parts A & B

You don’t need to print all 20 pages for your project. Each shawl only needs the following 5 pages: Instructions, Left-facing harp, Right-facing harp, and parts A & B of your chosen song. Lace patterns are provided in charted form only.

The shawl is worked in two halves which are grafted in the center. Music charts include approximately the first 4 bars of each tune. (Please note that some minor musical liberties may have been taken for ease of knitting.) The tune on the blue shawl shown is the Flower Duet from Lakmé. The tune on the silver shawl is Twinkle, Twinkle.

The shawl uses two skeins of Knit Picks Gloss Lace (70% Merino, 30% Silk) - 440 yd each, shown in colorway “Aegean” (blue) or “Sterling” (light grey), or approx. 880 yards of laceweight yarn. A pattern for Coordinating Armwarmers is available separately. Three skeins of Gloss Lace are enough to complete both projects.