Walden II- A Short, Simple Ruffled Shawl by Fact Woman

Walden II- A Short, Simple Ruffled Shawl

Knitting
October 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
340 - 350 yards (311 - 320 m)
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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 reminds me of a shawl that I saw my grandma wear square dancing when I was a little girl.

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.

The longer version of this pattern is also posted and is called Walden- A Simple Ruffled Shawl.