Evil Queen Shawl by Lisa R. Myers

Evil Queen Shawl

Knitting
May 2019
Lace ?
1 repeat
in Honeybee Stitch = 3” wide and 1” high after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
330 yards (302 m)
66” wide x 21” deep at center
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This shawl takes its name from Snow White’s stepmother, whose distinctive curving hood is the best example I can find of the shawl’s finished shape.

The shawl uses a stitch pattern that is almost more air than fabric, making the most of Cabrito’s fluffy texture. The mohair fills the spaces made by dropping triple yarnovers; the finished product is marvelously light yet warm.

It’s not a simple knit -- there are yarnovers and decreases on every row, and mohair’s fluff can also make it difficult to see your stitches -- but it’s only a 6-row repeat, and your attention will be well rewarded by the finished product.

SIZE
66” wide x 21” deep at center

MATERIALS
Manos del Uruguay CABRITO (80% kid mohair, 20% polyamide; approx. 230 yds / 25g), 2 skeins. Shown in R7056 Autumn.

US 5/3.75mm ndl, or size to obtain gauge
2 ring markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
1 repeat of Honeybee Stitch = 3” wide and 1” high after blocking

NOTES
-- The shape of the shawl is unusual. The outer (bound-off) edge is a smooth curve as in a crescent, but the inner curve is punctuated in the center as in a gull-wing shape, or a widow’s-peak hairline.