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Thistle and Fern Shawl

Knitting
November 2010
Lace / 2 ply ?
25 stitches and 49 rows = 4 inches in Garter stitch, washed and blocked.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1968 yards (1800 m)
About 43" (109 cm) square, after blocking.

This shawl was designed for a Scottish lass who worked on a New Zealand Merino farm before returning to Scotland to be married. Her New Zealand employer asked me to design a shawl and spin the yarn from one of their Merino fleeces. The shawl combines the New Zealand fern and the Scotch thistle.