Poinsettia Shawl 401 by Lucy Neatby

Poinsettia Shawl 401

January 1995
Lace ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1300 - 1500 yards (1189 - 1372 m)
1.24 meters square / 48" square
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Skill Level

Based on traditional counterpane squares, this is an impressive and cloud-soft piece of knitting. Easier than it looks. Worked on 6mm / US 10 needles. This shawl has been exhibited in the Museum for Textiles, Toronto. It is assembled from four squares with a lace edging, all joined with a simple netting stitch. The pattern is charted and written row by row.

Suggested Yarns
Mohair yarns; fine fuzzy yarn yields a light shawl; heavier weights yield an afghan

Basic lace
Textured stitches
Increases and decreases