Crystal Palace Shawl by Mone Dräger

Crystal Palace Shawl

August 2017
Lace ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted St st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
765 yards (700 m)
63" wide across upper edge and 30.5" tall at center
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The Crystal Palace, site of the Great Exhibition, relied on technological innovations to achieve its open, airy appearance. The shawl it inspired, however, requires only knitting needles and beautiful yarn. Solid stripes alternate with panels of lace mesh to mimic the Crystal Palace’s famous entry hall.

This shawl is worked back and forth in rows from the top down. The knitted border is finished with a crochet bind off.

Knitters can choose to work the lace pattern from charts or written instrucitions.

Finished Size
159 cm (62.5”) wide across upper edge and 77.5 cm (30.5”) tall at centre

1 skein of lace weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 700 m (765 yds) per 100 g
Used in the sample: SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace (50% Merino, 50% Silk; 700 m 765 yds / 100g) in colorway Silver

3.25 mm / US size 3 circular needle, 80 cm (32”) or longer, to accommodate the large number of stitches

Stitch markers, size 3.25 mm (D/3) crochet hook, darning needle

18 sts /32 rows = 10 cm/4” in Twisted Stockinette Stitch, blocked
18 sts /24 rows = 10 cm/4” in lace pattern, blocked