Margaret Dashwood Shawl Knitting Pattern Download
I designed this sweet rustic lace shawl with young Margaret Dashwood in mind. I imagine one of the first things a young lady in reduced circumstances (living in a drafty cottage by the sea, no less) would need for her wardrobe is a pretty but functional everyday shawl. The shawl is worked from side to side, and the garter and lace edging is a perfect match for the airy woolen-spun yarn I used. Sized to fit a girl or young teen in a cross-back sontag style, this shawl also has enough length to be worn across the shoulders by knitters of any size. A final note: after completing the shawl I had about 40 yards of yarn remaining. Circumspect knitters may want to consider having a third skein of yarn on hand.
Finished Size: About 12" wide at center back and 74" long.
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yd [251 m]/50 g): #07 thistle, 2 skeins.
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): straight or circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m).
Gauge: 22 sts and 34 rows = 4" in Garter st.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012
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