Little House Shawl by Joanna Johnson

Little House Shawl

September 2011
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
440 - 480 yards (402 - 439 m)
child, adult
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Inspired by the wonderful series of books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, I decided to design a lace shawl for our daughter, who recently started reading the books on her own. This surprisingly simple shawl is knit from the hem up, using very basic lace and shaping techniques. It makes for a great first lace or shawl project, as the only techniques needed to knit the Little House Shawl are: knit, purl, knit 2 together, and yarn over. Although it was designed specifically to fit the shoulders of a child, I was pleasantly surprised to find it makes a lovely shawlette for an adult, too, so I quickly cast on and made a second one for myself!

November 2018: The pattern PDF now includes a new set of instructions to knit this shawl in worsted weight yarn, with new grading and numbers. It has been updated via Ravlery. Enjoy!