Hidden Passages by Wendy McDonnell

Hidden Passages

July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, pinned out hard
US 5 - 3.75 mm
0.6 mm
1750 - 1200 yards (1600 - 1097 m)
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Inspiration was received from the much beloved, Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows. The houses of Collinwood are full of hidden passages, secret panels and fun places to play around in. Since Liz was owed a pattern by me, it was natural to look to her pearls, this shawl has a very Elizabeth Collins Stoddard vibe.

The shape of this shawl is a bit different. First we are working a triangle which is then applied to a rectangle,,, like I said, different.

Fans of the show might enjoy seeing a short history of the old house here.
Here you will find the Lyndhurst house which was used in the movie filming. This house is complete with it’s own bowling alley, seriously.
The house used for the soap opera, is known as the Carry Mansion.
And for a bit of fun, see the fictional account here.

Yarn: Yarn Fairy Yak, 60/20/20 sw merino/yak/silk 400 yards/100g, 3 skeins split
or Milky Silky, 70/20/10 sw merino/silk/cashmere 430 yards/100g, 3 skeins split
Needle: US size 5/3.75mm 60 inch long circular
Beads: Czech Preciosa, size 6/0 seed bead, cream pearl luster, qty 541
Notions: 3 stitch holders, tapestry needle, waste yarn
Crochet hook: size 13/0.90mm or 14 for placement method of beading
Gauge: 24 sts, 24 rows over 4 inches in center cable, pinned out
Finished Measurements: these are approximate numbers
19” across stole, 50-54” long, nape down back 29”
Fae Level: Beginner/Intermediate, cables, lace, beading and basic knitting