Stripes and Torchon Lace by Jane Sowerby

Stripes and Torchon Lace

November 2006
Lace ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1350 yards (1234 m)
36" x 86" (91.4 cm x 218.4 cm)
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Original lace pattern from Weldon’s Practical Knitter.

Pattern Description from Victorian Lace Today: “Stripes were very fashionable in Victorian England. Even the blinds at Queen Victoria’s summer residence on the Isle of Wight had blue and white stripes. So, it’s appropriate that this shawl features panels of open diamond pattern framed by a bold border.”

Difficulty: Intermediate Lace

Measurements: 36” x 86”

Yarn Weight/Yardage: #2 Fine Weight / 1350 yds

Yarn & Colorway: NEEDFUL/LANA GATTO Mohair Royal 6 balls in 2118


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


  • Stitch markers
  • Small amount of smooth yarn for cast-on

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Volunteer Editor’s note: Many knitters have reported running short of yarn on VLT patterns--check gauge carefully (and purchase extra yardage, just to be safe!)