Swedish Nostalgia Shawl to Knit by Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Swedish Nostalgia Shawl to Knit

July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in blocked St st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 1200 yards (732 - 1097 m)
Finished sizes adult (child): About 57 (42¾) inches (145 [109] cm) wide along lower edge and 27 (20¼) inches (69 [51] cm) long at center
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Carol Huebscher Rhoades provides instructions for knitting this captivating shawl in two sizes—one for a mother and the other for a daughter. The merino/silk yarn is perfect for keeping one warm while curled up with a good book. Peeking out from under the shawl is a page from Celia Dackenberg’s first book, Sparat: Små stickade kläder från vår barndom (Saved: Small Knitted Clothing from our Childhood; Stockholm, Sweden: Rabén Prisma, 1996).
Book courtesy of Celia Dackenberg.


Miss Babs Woodbury, 65% merino wool/35% tussah silk yarn, fingering weight, 400 yard (365.8 m)/97 gram (3.4 oz) skein, 3 (2) skeins of Navy

Needles, size 5 (3.75 mm) straight or 24 inches (60 cm) circ and size 6 (4 mm) circ 60 inches (150 cm) or size needed to obtain gauge


Tapestry needle