Fishwives Lace Shoal by Jenjoyce Design
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Fishwives Lace Shoal

Knitting
July 2017
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
490 - 1390 yards (448 - 1271 m)
three sizes (in three styles)
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Shoal = shawl + stole, plus a cowl thrown in.
(See my post about shoals to better understand the name for this design). Three styles, and in three sizes in each. Both shawl & stole are knit flat, and cowl is knit in-the-round. Fish tails motifs with yarn-overs resembling splashes, and waves in-between create an interesting lace pattern.
The Shawl is square, and worn folded diagonally around neck with shawl pin to close, as shown in small shawl (ette), or larger size shawl, with diagonal of 64”, wraps around your whole torso as the traditional Scottish Hap does, and would also do nicely as a throw.
The Stole is much like a French neck & shoulder wrap, sized from wide scarf to full body wrapping stole (my favorite of the three styles!).
The Cowl is simplest of the three styles, and knit in-the-round.

I find the most intriguing thought is to wear two of them together in different styles & colors!

Shown in photos: dark rose is small stole, light grey is medium stole. Natural white is the medium cowl, and the light pink is the small shawl(ette)

Fishwives Lace Shoal is the female counterpart to Fishermens Neck Gansey

See ALL posts related to this design blogged HERE.

Yardage for Shawl: 550 (970, 1520)y 503 (887, 1390)m Yardage for Stole: 490 (855, 1320)y 448 (782, 1207)m Yardage for Cowl: 250 (420, 520)y 229 (384, 476)m

Most Recent Update: July 25, 2017. If you are working from a pattern dated earlier than this date, you are working from an outdated pattern.


I invite Any & All who are knitting Fishwives Lace Shoal to bring questions, comments, great tutorial links, and otherwise general related chattiness to my Jenjoyce Group which exists just for knitters of Jenjoyce’s patterns. Look for the thread for Fishwives & Fishermen. The kettle is on… see you there !