The Pale Lady by Noora Backlund

The Pale Lady

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
437 - 481 yards (400 - 440 m)
One size, read below for increasing width
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern is designed to use a single 100g skein of fingering weight yarn. The shawl is just wide enough to go around the shoulders, and can be fastened with a shawl pin to keep the garment in place without too much of a stretch.

The shawl in the photos measures 82 cm / 32” across top edge, and 38 cm / 15” in height at midpoint.

For a wider shawl, increase the number of stitches at cast on by multiples of 16 sts, none of the subsequent instructions will need to be altered. Casting on 314 sts would give a mid-sized shawl, and will use up approximately one and half 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn.

Note on difficulty: this is not a beginner pattern. The lace sections are only charted, no written instructions are provided for the lace pattern. Being able to read your knitting will make this pattern easier, though those that use stitch markers religiously or are precise at counting should encounter no problems either.