Renaissance Shawl by Jane Elliott

Renaissance Shawl

Lace ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
650 - 1200 yards (594 - 1097 m)
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This sumptuous sweep of lace is actually a teardrop shape when laid out flat. Worked from the top down and crocheted off in the traditional manner, it is truly fun to make and to wear. Its unusual shaping will keep it securely around your shoulders, and the drape of it provides eye-catching movement as you walk. Knit yours in cotton, silk, wool, mohair, a glitzy novelty yarn, or choose linen, as I did. I used a size 6 circular needle with a gauge of 4 sts = 1” blocked (due to all the YO’s), but it’s up to you how large and how lacy you’d like your shawl to be. I made an effort to knit loosely, so as to emphasize the openness of the lace.

Directions for the larger, more drapey version begin on page 4.

Materials: approximately 800 (1200) yds of yarn (your choice of fiber)
24” and 40” (60” for larger shawl) circular needles size 7
crochet hook size D
magnetic board to keep track of rows