Haunting Shawl by Elizabeth Felgate

Haunting Shawl

October 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
420 - 1300 yards (384 - 1189 m)
As written produces a shawl 173cm x 105cm (68 x 41.5 inches)
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Haunt the memory in this graceful shawl, ideal for lingering in the lengthening shadows. For those times when you need to be that woman of style and allure, Haunting lends you timeless elegance with a touch of mystery.

The Haunting Shawl is a slightly heart-shaped shawl, constructed like a traditional top-down triangle shawl, but with a slightly faster rate of increase to give a wider wingspan that curves elegantly around the wearer. The directions provided make for a very large shawl. It is, however, simple to re-size, and full instructions are provided for this.

Rated as in intermediate knit, the body lace is fast and intuitive to knit for experienced lace knitters, whilst a completely custom border and crochet/knit bind off (completed on your knitting needles) provides an interesting finish.

The sample in ghostly silver-grey used 960 metres/1050 yards of DyeForWool fingering/BFL superwash in the colourway, “Lab Rat Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” This requires 3 skeins although you will have quite a lot left of the third.

The equisite example in rose pink by Tigerli used 890 yards/814 metres of madeline tosh light.

The green example by my lovely test knitter laceknits shows the sort of size that can be achieved with more modest yarn usage and fewer chart repeats (this example used 472 metres/516 yards).

It is also beautiful knitted in laceweight yarn and testers found that 1250-1300 yards produced a shawl of a similar size to the full size fingering weight version.

With many thanks to my fantastic test knitters: