Queen Silvia Shawl
Pattern Description from Knitted Lace of Estonia: “This classic pattern was named for Queen Silvia of Sweden. It is a variation on the Lily of the Valley motif and includes an openwork flower motif between the sprigs of buds and gathered stitches above each set of sprigs. The lace edge on this shawl is picked up and knitted on, in the modern technique. The edge pattern is a variation of the classic ‘yo, k1, yo k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3’ pattern that uses a k2 between each double decrease and its companion yarnovers instead of a k3. I chose to purl the even-numbered rounds to mimic the look of the garter-stitch-ground edges on traditional shawls.”
Finished Size: About 24” (61 cm) wide and 58” (147.5 cm) long, relaxed after blocking.
Yarn: Laceweight (#0 Lace).
Skacel Merino Lace (100% wool; 1375 yd 1250 m/100 g): #426 natural white, 1 skein.
Needles: Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm): straight and 36” (90 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Smooth cotton waste yarn; size G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook; 4 markers (m; three the same color and one in a different color); tapestry needle.
Additional Gauge: 20-stitch pattern repeat from Silvia Center chart measures about 3.75” (9.5 cm) wide, relaxed after blocking.
Note: “Slip the first stitch of each row as if to purl with yarn in front (pwise wyf), except for the first stitch of the first row in the center section, which is worked as k1.”