These doily patterns are reproduced from Anna Marie Jensen’s publications with permission of her estate. Ava created a second version of the Rona pattern as a shawl, using a different finishing technique.
Exact gauge is not critical. Work the first 10-12 rounds of the pattern and decide if you like the look and feel of your fabric. If so, continue on. If not, change needle sizes or start over with larger or smaller needles.
- The navy blue version is knitted in Alpaca wool.
- The gold metallic version is knitted with a metallic thread.
A new KAL version will be made with in Yarn Fairy and the Pixies 100% merino and the single pattern includes charts!
Are you ready for a fun and challenging KAL? This shawl was originally designed as a doily by Anna Marie Jensen in 1953. Ava Coleman, co-author of Stories In Stitches, has adapted it to a shawl that can be knit in wool, cashmere, or metallic thread. The original pattern was written out in text only, and we’ve added charts to the single pattern to help you work the lace patterns.
What You’ll Learn
Circular CO, starting with DPNs or circulars, using lifelines, fixing mistakes in lace knitting, yarn overs for English and Continental knitters, how to read your knitting, how to interpret chart symbols, understanding vintage patterns, how to work unusual lace stitches, crochet bind off.
Special Original Colorways & Kits
There are several colorways designed especially for this project. Kit options include fun extras like jewelry, stitch markers, and beads. Yarn packs for the hand-dyed wool version from Yarn Fairy and the Pixies are available here.
Advanced: circular knitting and lace knitting experience recommended
Schedule of Knitting
Our KAL will begin at the end of April and at that time we will begin publishing the charts one per week, along with tutorials and videos.
Section 1: April 25
Section 2: May 2
Section 3: May 9
Section 4: May 16
Section 5: May 23
Finishing: May 30
How it Works
- Sign up by purchasing the pattern. Be sure to get the single pattern with the charts!
- Join my Group and follow the KAL thread.
When you sign up you will be sent a pdf with a materials list, yarn info, and gauge to be ready to cast on. On each release date a new pdf will be sent to you with the next section and chart. I will also be recording special videos just for the KAL to help you along.
For this KAL, I am doing some special prizes! To enter to win, you just have to do the KAL! For each activity, you get an extra entry into the raffle. I’ll reveal more about this in my group as we go along.
You get 1 entry for buying the pattern.
You earn 1 entry for setting up a Project page for your project.
You earn 1 entry for sharing your photos on social media.
You earn 2 entries for finishing your shawl by May 30!