Peregrine by Stella Ackroyd


June 2018
Lace ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in chart patterns, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1040 yards (951 m)
68″ [173 cm] wingspan; 32″ [81.5 cm] depth at center spine
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Light as a feather and a fan, Peregrine is mild and unassuming yet cloaked in intricate detail begging to take flight. A clever half-drop pattern variation on the traditional old shale motif makes for a delightful overall ogee lace effect that sweeps right up to the edges of the shawl. The resulting natural undulations produce delicate plumes to frame the face and shoulders.

This shawl is worked flat from the top down in lace-weight Vale, starting with a garter tab cast on. The lace motifs are worked from charts only.


  • 3 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Arabesque


  • 1040 total yards of laceweight wool yarn


  • 26 stitches and 32 rows = 4″ in chart patterns, after blocking
  • One 16-stitch motif from Swatching Chart measures 2½” wide, after blocking


  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested size: 4 mm (US 6)

Finished Dimensions

  • 68″ [173 cm] wingspan; 32″ [81.5 cm] depth at center spine

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.