“Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage…” This top-down shawl brings together some of my favorite things.
Squishy wool in Garter Stitch and a traditional Shetland Lace Stitch are married with doily-type increases and leaves in this top-down ¾ circle shawl that sits perfectly on my shoulders without the need for a shawl pin.
Special thanks to Liverpool Yarns who generously provided the yarn for this piece!
Liverpool Yarns Meadow Fingering 2018 (100% Shetland Wool; 160 yds [146 m]/50 gr): 4 skeins.
Size US 6 (4 mm) needles, 40″ (100 cm) circulars
Or size needed to obtain gauge
20 sts and 24 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st
20 sts and 34 rows = 4″ [10cm] in Old Shale lace
36” [91.5cm] wingspan and 17” [43 cm] drop
Stitch markers (optional for marking reps), smooth waste yarn for provisional cast on, tapestry needle.
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About the Designer: Mary E. Rose
Mary learned to knit as a young child and it has had an impact on her life ever since. As a teen, when her friends were getting jobs at fast food restaurants, Mary worked at her LYS, where the hours and working conditions were much better.
As with many knitters, when she couldn’t find patterns for what she wanted to knit, she started designing her own.