Elizabeth Blackwell Stole by Courtney Mussatt

Elizabeth Blackwell Stole

July 2016
Lace ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Body Lace Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
0.75 mm
800 - 830 yards (732 - 759 m)
One Size
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The Elizabeth Blackwell Shawl is a rectangular shawl (frequently called a stole) knit flat with a repeating lace pattern and beads. It uses 100 grams of lace yarn, creating a lightweight airy fabric perfect for summer nights. The stitch pattern is provided in a chart, as well as written out, and percentages of yarn used are also provided if you wish to modify the size of your shawl. Also included is a checklist version of the pattern that allows you to step line-by-line through the pattern, checking off rows as they are completed.

Thank you to my wonderful test knitters, tech editor and model.

Approximately 800 yards/ 732 meters
lace weight yarn. Shown in Malabrigo Silkpaca (70% alpaca/ 30% silk, 420 yards/384 meters, 50g) in the colorway Solis. Other suggested yarns include Malabrigo Lace, Alpaca with a Twist Fino, Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace, Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud, or Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace.

Size US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle in a length of 24”/60 cm or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Other Materials
Crochet hook - Size US 10 (0.75 mm)
10 grams or 328 size 8/0 seed beads
5 stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Blocking pins

Finished Measurements
After Blocking
57”/145 cm wide
22”/56 cm height

Gauge (over 4”/10cm)
Pattern: 24 stitches & 36 rows
The shawl is blocked aggressively. Meeting exact gauge is not crucial but may affect the final dimensions and/or amount of yarn used.