Sarah Bishop by Priscilla White-Tocker

Sarah Bishop

March 2015
Lace ?
40 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1600 - 3200 yards (1463 - 2926 m)
adjustable depending on yarn weight/needle size/gaugue/number of pattern repeats
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4/6/15 - Revised PDF posted with corrections to row numbering in Chart C - also P stitch between the yarnovers in Chart B Row 7 changed to knit stitch. Thank you to Lynemm!

My oldest niece Sarah (the daughter of Pamela of my “Pamela’s Cottage” design) is the embodiment of seemingly opposite elements – timeless elegance and playful whimsy. A lovely woman with exquisite taste in clothing, home décor, fine cuisine and elegant entertaining, she also dedicates the majority of her time to children – lots of children! Not only does she have three precious children of her own, but she is also a talented and dedicated teacher of younger children in a Montessori school and her affinity with children brings joy to her home and her work. Thus when designing this shawl I chose lace patterns that combine elegance – as in the Amphora and Oriel lace patterns (Amphora actually refers to “urn” which reminds me of the beautiful urns that Sarah has by her fireplace) – with the playfulness of the bouncy little Dew Drop lace that separates these patterns.

This shawl is a half circle shape and uses the Pi Shawl formula. You can increase or decrease the size of your shawl depending upon the number of repeats you do of the final chart, Chart C, which can be repeated up to four times while maintaining the half circle shaping.. The suggested materials and gauge provided in the instructions were used to create the shawl in this photo, which was knit with two repeats of Chart C and measures 51” along the top edge and has a radius of 22”. The shawl would be equally lovely if you wished to make it larger by using DK or worsted weight yarn with larger needles.

I would also like to acknowledge Wendy Bernard’s wonderful book, Up, Down All-Around Stitch Dictionary, that provided me with ideas and inspiration for this design.

If you have any questions about this pattern, please message me here on Ravelry and I will get back to you as promptly as possible. Happy knitting!