Damask Shawl by Mary Beth Temple

Damask Shawl

June 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch from body
3.5 mm (E)
1250 yards (1143 m)
one size
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Damask is one of those designs that grew from my hook as I doodled. It doesn’t look at all like what I originally envisioned, but I love its Victorian look. I was inspired by the meandering textures of old damask napkins and tablecloths.

Choose your own favorite colors for the flower centers-- these remind me of a series of fabrics that were popular in the 1940’s. Toss it on over a sundress or a t-shirt and jeans to lend a romantic air to any summer evening.

EDITED TO ADD: While the original yarn has been discontinued, it turns out that Elann.com Lustrado makes a perfect substitute.

One size - 19” tall at center back, 46” wide