pdf pattern for The Yarn Forward Mystery Shawl by Elizabeth Lovick
in lace weight and cobweb yarn
Copyright Elizabeth Lovick 2010
First published as the 2010 mystery shawl in Yarn Forward magazine, this shawl can be knitted in different weights of yarn in two different sizes.
It can be used for babies or adults – it could be knitted as a Christening shawl which could then be used by Mum….
Things you need to know to make the shawl:
1 ply/cobweb or 2 ply/lace weight yarn in the amounts noted below
(original uses ColourMart's 2/28 100% cashmere)
‘1 ply’: pair 3.25 (US 3)
‘2 ply’: pair 4.5 mm (US 7) needles
tapestry needles for weaving in ends
stitch markers as desired
Sizes and Yarn Amounts
If knitted in ‘1 ply’ yarn: 54 (66) ins square
Approximate yardage 3000 (4400) yards
Approximate weight 200 (300) grams
If knitted in ‘2 ply’ yarn: 63 (78) ins square
Approximate yardage 4100 (6300) yards
Approximate weight 550 (800) grams
Other yarn suggestions
‘1 ply’ :
any 2/28 or 2/30 yarn, such as ColourMart’s cashmere or merino or blends
any 1/111, 1/14 or 1/15 yarn, such as Jamieson and Smith’s Cobweb
any ColourMart 2/14 or 4/28 yarn
Jamieson and Smith’s 2 ply lace weight
Any 2 or 3 ply yarn such as Adriafil Pure Merion, Patons Fairytale Dreamtime wool
For babies. you might like a machine washable yarn such as Patons Fariytale or Sirdar’s Snuggly
Note – if using 3 ply, the size will be approximately the same as for 2 ply, but the holes will be smaller and the yardage needed will be about 10% more.
‘1 ply’: 25 sts and 48 rows to 4 ins after washing and blocking
‘2 ply’: 19 sts and 38 rows to 4 ins after washing and blocking
Note that tension is not critical, as long as you have enough yarn!
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