The Noreen Elliot Shawl by Robin Hunter

The Noreen Elliot Shawl

August 2014
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Stitch Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
500 yards (457 m)
26 inches (66 cm) at centre point, 58 inches (147 cm) across top edge.
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The shawl is worked bottom up. The stitch pattern is charted to make the transitions simple to follow, as each section decreases. Each right side row shortens by four stitches, making the work “feel” as though it is speeding up as you approach the end. The lace pattern appears complex. It is formed with only two sets of four pattern rows which are each repeated three times and then offset, over 24 rows. The project is listed as advanced because there is patterning on both the right and wrong sides of the work.

Sample shown used approximately 500 yds (460 m), 100 g of 100% alpaca, 3 ply fingering weight, in colour Pelorous from One Skein at a Time Dye Works. The yarn is from a local Toronto, Canada, hand dyer, available only at retail shows.

Suggested Alternative Yarns
Knit Picks Gloss Fingering Yarn: 70% merino wool, 30% silk.
Indigodragonfly MCN Sock Fingering Yarn: 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon.
Or, any 3 ply fingering weight yarn.