Frederica Shawlette Knitting Pattern Download
Inspired by Frederica, the sweet and kind daughter of Lady Susan in Jane Austen's short epistolary novel Lady Susan, this crescent shawl features dainty floral lace combined with delicate beads. A gossamer shawl like this could have been worn by Frederica to her wedding and then used for many years as an accessory for her evening gowns. This wrap is worked in one piece starting at the bottom edge of the lace followed by a set of stockinette short rows, which shape the shawl into a versatile crescent. At the top edge, just before the bind-off, the short-row section is finished with beaded floral lace segments for added interest.
Finished Size: About 18¼" long at the center and 53¾" wide.
Yarn: Miss Babs Yasmin (80% Merino, 20% tussah silk; 1,250 yd [1143 m]/130 g): French marigold, 1 skein.
Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32" circular (cir); Size 10 (6 mm): 32" cir (for CO only). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Beads: 339 (about 10 g) Size 8° (3.1 mm) glass seed beads; Size 0.6 mm crochet hook for bead placement; tapestry needle; blocking pins.
Gauge: 16 sts and 27 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needles.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012