Crystal Palace Shawl Knitting Pattern Download
The Crystal Palace, site of the Great Exhibition, relied on technological innovations to achieve its open, airy appearance. The shawl it inspired, however, requires only knitting needles and beautiful yarn. Solid stripes alternate with panels of lace mesh to mimic the Crystal Palace's famous entry hall.
Designer: Mone Drger
Finished Size: 68" wide across upper edge and 31" tall at center.
Specific Yarn Used: SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 765 yd [700 m]/3 oz [100 g]): silver, 1 skein.
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 18 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Twisted St st; 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" in Lace patt.
Notes: This shawl is worked back and forth in rows from the top down. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.