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.

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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.

Recommended yarns: 

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.

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