Weldon’s French Trellis Shawl to Knit by Carolyn Wyborny

Weldon’s French Trellis Shawl to Knit

July 2019
Light Fingering ?
20.5 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1090 yards (997 m)
About 77 to 78 inches (196 to 198 cm) wide x 17 to 18 inches (43 to 46 cm) deep at the center, after blocking
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Carolyn Wyborny’s ingenious and lovely shawl shown with the engraving for the French Trellis Border from Weldon’s Practical Knitter Edgings, Fourteenth Series, published in London in 1890 (and compiled in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 5). The engraving of the border captured Carolyn’s fancy; the result is this shawl.


The Fibre Co. Meadow, 40% merino/25% baby llama/20% silk/15% linen yarn, heavy laceweight, 545 yard (498.3 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 2 skeins of Red Clover

Needles, size 6 (4 mm) circ 32 inches (80 cm) or longer to accommodate large number of sts