A very Victorian shoulder shawl in three sizes (Petite/Medium/Tall), to knit in heavier laceweight or light fingering yarn. The cozy yoke is worked in garter stitch with shoulder shaping and finished with a tiny stand-up collar and lace edging at center front edges. The solid fabric opens into a zigzag lace motif for a stunning openwork hem that can be worked in a variety of lengths according to yarn supply. Striking as it is, this piece is simple enough to make a great first shawl project or a pleasant traveling companion.
Substituting yarn and/or needles will result in an overall variation in size.
Suggested Yarns: Great Northern Yarns Mink/Milk/Merino or Yak/Mink/Merino/Soy blend or Mink/Cashmere fingering, Fiber Isle Magique or Kami, Bison Gold Lux or Moon Lite, Spirit Trail Nona, Hedgehog Fibers Yak, Lotus Yarns Bamyak, Still River Mill Yakaboo, Natural Fantasy Superyak Melange, Colormart Superyak/Extrafine Merino, Wollmeise Merino Lace, Plymouth Ecco Cashmere, or any smooth laceweight yarn which has approximately 200 yards per ounce.
Finished Size: 16(18, 20) inches around neck, 14(17, 20) inches across the shoulders, and 15(20, 25) inches long at center back (stretched and blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 500(850, 1200) yards
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on body needle (unblocked)
size 3US (3.25 mm) for shawl body and lace hem (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 2US (2.75 mm) for neck band (or one size smaller than body needle)
size 4US (3.5 mm) for garter border (or one size bigger than body needle)