Shoulder Shawl in Cherry Leaf Pattern by Jane Sowerby

Shoulder Shawl in Cherry Leaf Pattern

November 2006
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 yards (823 m)
Triangle: 33" x 75"
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Original lace pattern from Weldon’s Practical Knitter.

Pattern Description from Victorian Lace Today: “I have worked this pattern in several different yarns, from fine silk to Shetland wool to a 4-ply kid mohair-merino blend; all are pleasing. This shawl is worked from the point up to the hypotenuse, with the border knitted on afterwards. To make it larger, just knit more repeats!”

Difficulty: Intermediate Lace

Measurements: 33” x 75”

Yarn Weight/Yardage: #2 Fine Weight / 900 yds

Yarn & Colorway: Shown in book in handspun silk. Alternate yarns: FIESTA La Luz of HABU 2.10 Kusaki-Zome. Almost any Fine or Light weight yarn will work; with a thicker yarn, use larger needles and work fewer repeats.


  • 4.5mm/US 7 circular needles, or size to obtain gauge, 60cm (24”) or longer
  • Two 4mm/US 6 double-pointed needles


  • Stitch markers
  • Blunt needle

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