The Cap Shawl by Jane Sowerby

The Cap Shawl

by Jane Sowerby
November 2006
Lace ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1700 yards (1554 m)
74" diameter
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Pattern Description from Victorian Lace Today: “This shawl began as a pattern for the crown of a baby’s cap by Mrs. Gaugain (1840), was extended to a shawl by Weldon’s (1886) and is now reproduced with a similar (not identical) border by Mrs Hope (1847).”

Difficulty: Intermediate Lace

Measurements: 74” diameter

Yarn Weight/Yardage: #2 Fine Weight / 1700 yds

Yarn & Colorway: ROWAN Kidsilk Haze 8 balls in 606 Candy Girl


  • 4.5mm/US 7 circular needles, or size to obtain gauge, 40-100cm (16-40”) long as stitch number increases
  • One 4.5mm/US 7 double-pointed needles


  • Stitch markers
  • Blunt needle


  • Begin with double-pointed needles (dpn); change to 16” circular, then to longer circulars as number of stitches increases.
  • Place markers between each section of shawl.

Pages: 28-29