Walden- A Simple Ruffled Shawl by Fact Woman

Walden- A Simple Ruffled Shawl

October 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
340 - 350 yards (311 - 320 m)
One size fits most.
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My grandma and grandpa square danced 2-3 times a week from the 1950’s until the 80’s when my grandpa passed. This shawl reminds me of one I saw my grandma wear when I was little.

It’s a perfect, easy project for newer knitters or a super fast project for more experienced knitters.

I’ve updated the pattern and knit it up in modern yarns but I will treasure the original mimeographed pattern that calls for Melody Yarn by Bucilla with the name of Frilly Cape. Capes were big in the ’70s! I named it after Walden Pond in Concord since it originated there and would be a perfect weight to wear for a walk around the pond and a visit to Henry David Thoreau’s cabin there.

I’ve also reworked the pattern to make a shorter version that’s a little more flirty called, Walden II.