Darlington Lace Shawl
Perfect for summer dining or an evening event at the theatre, the Darlington Lace Shawl will add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Wear it draped over your shoulders or opt for a more casual look by wrapping it around your neck like a wide scarf with your favourite jeans.
The wrap is worked in a beautiful reversible stitch which resembles a cool waterfall. The top and lower edges feature a co-ordinating closed pattern which not only gives extra interest but also makes the wrap hang perfectly.
The sample has been worked in a lovely dusky blue bamboo/cotton yarn but it also looks gorgeous in other colours. Make it in white for a June bride or in a pale apricot for a unique summer shawl.
Please see below for more information.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, increases, decreases & yarn overs.
Width: 50cm/20 ins.
Length: 140cm/55 ins.
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn “Nako Fiore” Sportweight / light DK yarn:
40% bamboo, 35% cotton, 25% linen, 150m/164 yds:50gm ball
in Colour #75521 Light Blue x7 balls.
Actual amount used in sample shown: 337 gm/11.9 oz, 1011 m/ 1106 yds.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a bamboo, Tencel or silky sportweight or light DK yarn with a pleasing drape, about 150m/164 yds:50gm ball and with a recommended gauge of about 24-25 stitches to 10cm/4 ins using 3.5-3.75mm/US #4-5 needles.
Needles: Size 3.5mm/US #4 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins.
Notions: Row counter, tapestry needle for finishing ends and water mister for blocking.
GAUGE: 28 sts/34 rows:10cm/4 ins in Darlington Lace stitch pattern, when gently stretched to open up the lace patterning, using 3.5mm/US #4 needles.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
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16 Jul 2021: Summer is here
21 Jul 2021: New pattern – the Darlington Lace Shawl
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2021