Little House Shawl by Joanna Johnson
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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!

August 2012: The original pattern included instructions for a child’s size shawl. In August, 2012, I reposted the pattern on my website with updated instructions for how to knit this shawl in an adult size by using a heavier yarn and larger needle size. I did not change any of the actual written instructions, so both versions of the pattern itself are identical. Happy Knitting!