Parisienne by Katie White
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November 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
310 - 380 yards (283 - 347 m)
Fingering/4ply (130cm x 60cm / 52in x 24in), Light DK (150cm x 70cm / 60in x 28in)
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I had my mum in mind when I was designing this shawl. Being from Paris she has that innate sense of style that so many French women enjoy.

Like a true Parisienne, this beautiful shawl captures just the right amount of delicate femininity and couples it with contemporary charm.

Beginning with a largely stocking stitch section, the main body of the lace consists of a series of simple lace repeats. The edging introduces a smidge of welcome complexity, adding the finishing touch to a well-balanced design.

The lace section of the pattern has both a chart and written directions so you can choose which to follow.

4ply/fingering (yellow): 130cm x 60cm / 52in x 24in

Lightweight DK (blue): 150cm x 70cm / 60in x 28in

360m/390yds of any 4ply, or lightweight DK yarn, depending on size & weight of shawl required.

You will need a 60cm/24in (or longer) circular needle. Use a size 0.5 to 0.75mm (2-3 sizes) bigger than you would usually use for your chosen yarn.

As a guideline you should use:
4mm/US6 needle for 4ply/fingering weight yarns
4.5mm/US7 needle for lightweight DK yarns

Pattern is detailed and includes (amongst other things):

  • charted lace pattern
  • full line-by-line written instructions (alternative to chart)