Aegeria by Laura Patterson


March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
375 - 740 yards (343 - 677 m)
Three sizes, see notes
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Ægeria was one of the four water nymphs known as the Camenæ in ancient Rome. Pregnant women worshiped her to help ease delivery. She was also known as a prophet who could foretell a person’s future.

Shawl starts with a long cast on, then the swirling eddies of lace are worked before the shawl is shaped by garter stitch short rows to form a pleasing crescent.

Size (length measured along top of lace just under short rows): 61 x 10 (78 x 11, 95 x 13) inches; 155 x 25 (198 x 28, 241.5 x 33) cm.

Yarn: 375 (550, 740) fingering weight yarn.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, k3tog, s1-k2tog-psso, short rows.

Notions: stitch markers (optional), yarn needle.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.