Thistle Leaf Shawl by Kathleen Dames

Thistle Leaf Shawl

Knitting
September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 475 yards (366 - 434 m)
one size
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This pattern is part of a bundle of four inspired by The Unicorn Tapestries at The Cloisters in New York City. Thistle Leaf Pullover comes from the magnificent tapestry known as The Unicorn in Captivity, where the Unicorn lounges amidst mille-fleurs, including a single white thistle just in front of the right side of his fence.

A luscious skein of fingering weight yarn plus just the right amount of interesting lace will give you this lovely small, wide-triangle shawl, perfect for tossing over your shoulders or wrapping around your neck.

The Thistle Leaf Stitch takes leaf lace patterns to the next level—complex yet balanced with an internal logic that will keep you interested. Stitch pattern is stockinette-based, so the lace is worked on the right side only. Relax, and purl back those wrong-side rows.

Julie Asselin’s lovely single-ply Milis, hand-dyed in the Confiture colorway, makes an extra-special shawl, but any fingering weight yarn will wrap you up in the beauty of thistle leaves.

Pattern is provided in both charted and written formats professionally formatted (by me!) to ensure you have everything you need to create your own beautiful Thistle Leaf Shawl.

Size/Finished Measurements
Width: 52 inches/132.08cm
Depth: 19 inches/48.26cm

Materials
Julie Asselin Milis {100% Merino; 475 yds/434m per 115 gram skein}; color: Confiture; 1 skein
US6/4.0mm 29-inch circular needle
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
20 stitches x 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Stockinette Stitch

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off
Knitting
Purling
Increasing
Decreasing
Reading charts (written instructions also provided)
Lace

Thoroughly tested by knittygal, sallen2849, sanita60, knitterloreen, seshetsuten, Katinka and tech edited by choochooknits.