Shenandoah Valley Shawl
• Wingspan 64” (162.5 cm)
• Depth at Center Back 15” (38 cm)
Materials: 1 skein (1300 yards/100 grams) Old Maiden Aunt Merino/Silk Laceweight (80% Merino, 20% Silk), color Lon-Dubh
This shawlette is worked with laceweight yarn held doubled.
Needles: size US 2 (2.75 mm) long circular, 1 size US 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needle for bind off
• 2 stitch markers
• row counter (or pencil for tracking the Wings)
• blocking tools
• tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 24 sts and 48 rows over 4” in stockinette stitch, post blocking
Be aware that any difference in gauge will change the size of your finished shawl, as well as the amount of yarn you need to knit it - more stitches to the inch will mean a smaller shawl using less yarn, and vice versa.
The shawl is worked from the center upper back out and down. There are three sections, all worked at the same time: Wing 1, Center, and Wing 2. The Wings are basically mirror images of each other with stockinette selvedges.
The Center Section is related to Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi Shawl. Almost all of the increases fall on wrong side rows. You may wish to have a row counter or a pencil nearby to keep track of your Actual Row versus your Wing Row.