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Summer Queen Shawl

Knitting
February 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 900 yards (732 - 823 m)

Inspiration:
This lace shawl is inspired by the urban fantasy novel Wicked Lovely, by Melissa Marr. A novel about a world where fairies and humans intermingle. Aislinn, a teenager, who can see fairies walking among the world and struggles to keep it a secret, in fear of her life. She is approached by Keenan, the Summer King, who employs her help to save the world from his wicked Mother, The Winter Queen. Aislinn must become the Summer Queen to save humanity and fairy alike, or the world will plummet into endless Winter.

The pattern stitch is a repeating panel of leaves throughout the length of the shawl. I can imagine Aislinn wearing this shawl around her shoulders, with a flowing white gown…The Summer Queen governing her Fairy Court.