FD-57 Evening Shawl
When I originally saw Nancy Bush’s “Knitted Lace of Estonia” I was smitten. The Crown Prince Square Shawl pictured on the cover is stunning. Taking a close look at the beautiful stars in the border I knew I had to do something with that stitch. I removed all the nupps and moved the motifs closer together, then modified it to use it as the central stitch. I found some tiny stars to separate the large stars from the border, and a shawl was born. This is the rectangular version of In the Starlight, a triangular shawl. Shawl is worked from a long provisional cast on at the top edge toward to lower border. Stitches are picked up from the provisional cast on, and bound off using the knitter’s choice of one of three methods. The pattern comes in three sizes: scarf, small shawl, and large shawl.
Yarn: Lace weight, 375 [650, 825] yards.
Gauge: 14 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern, blocked.
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, 1 DPN the same size.
Crochet hooks: size F (3.75 mm) or larger for provisional cast on, and size 13 (.85 mm) or size that fits through the bead hole.
Beads: 437 [667, 822] count (12 [18, 22] grams) size 8/0 seed beads.
Finished size: 12.25 x 67 [22.5 x 67, 26 x 74] inches; 31 x 170 [57 x 170, 66 x 188] cm.
Notions: waste yarn; stitch markers are optional.
Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, s1-k2tog-psso, s2-k1-p2sso, provisional cast on, applied border (optional)
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
Look for errata on this pattern.