Sir Duke Shawl
When packing for a wedding recently, I realized I did not have a single shawl to wear to such an occasion. Shawls I have in plenty. But the shawls I wear are wooly, everyday shawls. I needed a graceful, fancy shawl that was wedding appropriate. So became this shawl. It is named for my all time favorite song by Stevie Wonder, the song that never fails to get me up on the dance floor.
Sir Duke is knit from the top down, worked in stockinette stitch for most of the way until the lace border. Its shape is a subtle crescent, so it snuggles the shoulders and doesn’t slip off.
60 inches wide along top edge and 22 inches deep.
The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk; 145 yds / 133 m per 50 g skein)
Shade: Sand, 5 skeins or 725 yds / 663 m of DK weight yarn
US 5 (3.75 mm) straight or circular needle or size, needed to obtain gauge
20 sts and 32 rows over 4 inches in stockinette stitch