Duchess by Allison O'Mahony


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March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
924 yards (845 m)
15” depth, 60” wingspan
low vision format available
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Duchess is a garter stitch shawlette with a simple diamond lace pattern designed to show off the rich gemstone colours of both tonal and solid sock yarns. It has just enough lace to keep things interesting without competing with the subtle colour changes, and the border forms points that line up with the angles of the diamond lace.

This is a crescent-shaped shawlette worked from the top down starting with a Garter Tab Cast On. The first section is worked in Garter Stitch in Colour 1. The lace section, which includes alternating garter and stockinette stitch diamonds, is then worked in Colour 2. The shawlette is finished with a garter stitch edging in Colour 1.

One size

37.5 cm/15” deep (A) and 150 cm/60” wingspan (B), after blocking (see photos for schematic)

18 stitches & 40 rows = 10 cm/4” in Garter Stitch, after blocking
18 stitches & 32 rows = 10 cm/4” in Lace Border Pattern, after blocking

844 m/924 yd fingering weight yarn in two colours as follows:
C1: 422 m/462 yd
C2: 422 m/462 yd

Shown in Knit Picks Stroll (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 211 m/231 yd per 50 g/1.76 oz skein) in colour C1: Hollyberry (2 skeins) and Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 422 m/462 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour C2: Heartfelt (1 skein)

One 100 cm/40” circular needle, size 5 mm/US 8 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Additional Tools and Notions
2 stitch markers, 3 removable stitch markers (optional) tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins (optional but strongly recommended), measuring tape


Lace pattern is both charted and written.

The LV version of this pattern has the following features:

  • Black text on white background
  • 24 point font (minimum for body text; some headers are slightly larger than this)
  • Sans serif monospaced font (Consolas)
  • No italics
  • Fully written directions (charts not required)
  • All left-justified text
  • 2.54 cm/1” margins
  • Single column format
  • All images are captioned

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