Triumph of the White Swan by Caroline Steinford

Triumph of the White Swan

by Caroline Steinford
June 2013
Lace ?
5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch with lace weight yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
600 - 660 yards (549 - 604 m)
Approx 13" x 58 (74)" / 33 cm x 147.5 (188) cm
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Have you ever seen Swan Lake? The outcome is rather grim for poor Odette. I think the swan princess deserves a happier ending, so here is a beautiful lacy wrap for her: “Triumph of the White Swan.” The long rectangle features ruffles, feathers, chevrons, and a center diamond. In lightweight mohair silk, it is an elegant formal accessory. For a less ethereal but still quite dramatic version, try using a fingering-weight yarn (shown in shades of rose and plum).

Skills Needed: Following a lace pattern; grafting. The lace patterns are provided in both charted and written form. The shawl is worked in two identical pieces which are grafted together.

Laceweight Version: Cascade Yarns Cascade Kid Seta, 61% super kid mohair, 35% slk, 4% merino wool, 300 yd / 274 m, color 02 (white) - 2 skeins.

Fingering-weight Version: Jojoland Melody, 100% wool, 220 yd / 201 m, color MS06: Plum Harvest (mauve, pink) - 3 skeins.