Isn't It Romantic? by Stephannie Tallent

Isn't It Romantic?

January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.25 mm (D)
500 - 510 yards (457 - 466 m)
One Size
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Size A (B)

Finished Measurements
Measurements do not include crocheted bind off.
Depth (edge): 6 in / 15 cm
Depth (center): 9½ (10) in / 24 (25.5) cm
Outer edge: 78½ (86) in / 199.5 (218.5) cm
Inner edge: 38¾ (56) in / 109 (142) cm

Lorna’s Laces String Quintet Shepherd Sock, 80% wool / 20% nylon (535 yds / 489 m per 5 mini skein set / 125 g). Shown in Harp colorway, size B. Sample in B weighed 115 g.

US6 / 4.0mm, or size to obtain gauge
3.25mm crochet hook if doing crochet bind off

23.5 sts and 30 rows = 4in / 10 cm in lace pattern (blocked)
Precise gauge is not necessary, but alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements and finished size.

yarn needle
10 (11) stitch markers if desired to separate repeats

twisted stitches both RS and WS
bind off either knitwise (or) crochet
reading charts


Use up each mini skein as you work the shawl.
The shawl is blocked quite hard to open up the flowers.
You may need to frog your swatch and use that yarn to complete the shawl.
The samples pictured both weigh about 115g; at least 125g of yarn is included in the kits.

2/9/16: Crochet bind off correction to written (chart notes are correct). Should read: Sc in 1st stitch, ch7, start repeat sc3tog, ch9, (sc5tog, ch9) three times twice, sc3tog, ch9 twice, rep from start repeat to last 40 stitches (last flower), sc3tog, ch9, (sc5tog, ch9) three times twice, sc3tog, ch9, ch7, sc in last stitch.

2/25/16: Updated to include a second, smaller size; swatching directions; more notes on swatching and gauge in the Pattern Notes. Link to 1st two pages here (last two pages are unchanged).