Dorothy shawl is for my youngest daughter. She’s a girly girl, sweet as a 6 year old can be, funny and lovely. She asked for a shawl that can be worn as a scarf, in fun, vivid colors.
I made this shawl special by using a unique shawl structure: it is made sideways, and the changes in the lace pattern form the shape of the shawl. I offer 3 different sizes, so that it can be an adult wear too.
S (M, L): 34 ¼ (46 ¾, 59 ½)” x 9 (10 ½, 12 ¼)” 87 (119, 151) x 23 (27, 31) cm.
Shown in size S.
Yarn used for the sample:
Louisa Harding Amitola (273 yds 250m / 100g, 80% Wool, 20% Silk), color: 109. 180 yds [165 m]
US 4 3.5 mm circular needle, 32” 80 cm long
Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers, cable needle.
DK, sport or fingering weight yarn. 180 (300, 440) yds [165 (270, 400) m] counted from sample. Colors: can be gradient, (semi)solid. I don’t recommend a very busy hand dyed yarn.
21 sts x 26 rows in 10 cm (4 inches) in pattern st. Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.
Family Business Collection
Our family is dominated by women. It’s so much fun to see all these different type of women gathering together, showing different personalities and resembling each other. All four of them ordered something handmade for this fall. They all have their own style, they all know what they like and they are not afraid to express their special ideas. The result is a bunch of designs, all different as women can be, but all practical and feminine.
It’s a classic shawl, knitted from top down with many-many increases. The lace is rather tricky, as it’s knitted on the wrong side too. The beads make the shawl extra special. Planned releasing date: November 2014
The cowl is textured, the different sections give it a lively rhythm.
The body of the shawl is a simple striped stockinette, and the lace adds the feminine touch. Despite looking complicated, this shawl is a great lace project for those who are not experienced in lace knitting.