The Lizzie Shawl by Anne Podlesak

The Lizzie Shawl

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July 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 - 525 yards (320 - 480 m)
Small, medium, large
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

I set out to design a small shawl with one of my favorite literary heroines in mind: Elizabeth Bennett. I wanted a shawl that could be worn easily around the shoulders and would stay put on those long walks across the moor (hers, not mine). I envisioned something simple, but with a little feminine frill to it. This is the result. I can imagine Lizzie striding across the fields, book in hand, with this shawl draped over her shoulders to ward off the breeze.

This elongated crescent-shaped shawl features a simple garter-stitch body with a knit-on lace edging. Sizes S and M can be knit with one skein of fingering-weight yarn; size L will take about a skein and a half. You will need a set of US size 6 24” or longer circulars, and one size 6 DPN for the lace border. The pattern contains detailed written instructions, plus a chart for the lace border.

The shaping of this shawl allows you to wear it loosely tied at the front, wrapped around your neck, or left open to flutter, as you desire. It’s a versatile piece to wear over a sundress in the warmer months, or as a scarf-like accessory under a jacket.

The original was worked in 1 skein of Wooly Wonka Fiber’s Nimue sock yarn, 50/50 silk/merino, in the “Library” colorway. The shawl is also available as a kit in my shop.