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My mother was a Wilson. They were stout-hearted Scotch-Irish United Empire Loyalists who trekked northward to remain loyal to the British crown just prior to the American Revolution. As a child, I loved hearing the wooly tales of their survival in Upper Canada, so today’s offering is the Wilson Wrap. This common sense wrap commemorates the early Wilsons. It is simple and warm, shaped in a long, shallow crescent and trimmed with an elegant lace border. Wilson is an easy shawl to knit, using 6 basic increases every right side row. The classic wavy lace edging is knitted on at the end as the shawl is being bound off. I’ve worked Wilson in two natural shades of KnitPicks Palette, a delightfully airy, woolen-spun yarn with a Shetland feel. With 150 shades to choose from, it makes a perfect knit for the last long weekend of summer.
Lace pattern is presented in charted form only.