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The first shawl in the Along the Evangaline Trail series
The Tangled Garden ~ a labyrinth, arbours, trees, flowers and herbs ~ surrounds an incredible gourmet shop of specialty herb jams, jellies, chutneys and more - all hand created with fresh herbs from the garden and fruits from the famed Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. It holds a special place in our hearts. The intricate lace patterns in this shawl are a reflection of the intertwining nature of this aged and restful garden.
Tangled Garden is a modified triangular shawl often referred to as ‘heart-shaped’. Knit top down, beginning with a provisionally cast on neck tab, the lace pattern is mirrored on either side of the spine stitch. The upper edge is worked in an eyelet pattern and the shawl is finished with an elegantly simple border which allows the lace pattern to organically form the shaped bottom edge.
Notes are provided for making the shawl smaller or larger. For the smaller size, the top edge will measure approx. 39” / 99cm and the centre back 17” / 43cm; 270yds / 247m of yarn are required.
Provisional Cast On instructions are included on page 3.
The ‘ssk’ stitches in this pattern are worked in the modified version described above. There are other ways of working this decrease: e.g. slip 1 knitwise twice, slip 2 back to LN, k2tog tbl or TECHknitter’s SYTK – Slip, Yank, Twist, Knit. Choose whichever method provides the smoothest line in your knitting.
Pattern includes both written and charted directions.
Full written instructions are provided. The centre spine stitch is formatted in bold in the written instructions and repeats are encased in bold parentheses.
The pattern is fully charted. Two magnifications of Charts B and C are presented in the pattern – page 6 shows both charts in their entirety and page 7 & 8 show each chart split into two halves allowing for a larger magnification of each chart. Choose to work either from the charts on page 6 or the charts on pages 7 & 8. The charts are identical.
Acknowledgements and Thank You’s
Once again I’d like to thank the stitch design genius of Annie Maloney for her brilliant stitch creations that inspire my designs.
HUGE Thank You’s are in order to Ravelers dragonxser, pitzapooh, sanita60, chau7, thestitchinwench, earthmom23, marthajane73 and knitgrl for testing this shawl pattern.
This pattern is 13 pages which includes 4 pages of charts and 4 pages of written directions for charts. A schematic is included to aid in blocking the shawl.
Shawl pin in second photo from Michelle’s Assortment