Demeter's Delight Shawl
motifs in square fields outlined by eyelets.
The shape is created using yarn overs at the edges and on each side of a centre spine stitch. Use stitch
markers as recommended to keep track of these. It is worked in rows but, because there are a large
number of stitches towards the end of the shawl, using a circular needle is recommended.
This project was designed to help knitters new to lace practice and build their skill and the pattern includes both charted and written instructions.
Note that the shawl uses almost the whole skein, so please check your tension after about 30 rows – you can sometimes find that your actual knitting tension differs from your tension swatch. If it is looser than stated (fewer stitches to 10cm) please restart using smaller needles.
1 100g skein hand-dyed wool, wool and silk or wool
and nylon yarn (400m/100g). Sample used Banshee
Yarns Yak Sock (70% Superwash Merino, 20%Yak &
10% Nylon) in Fortune
3.25mm circular needle with at least 80cm cable.
Wingspan: 148cm. Depth: 68cm
25 sts and 34 rows in stocking stitch to 10cm on 3.25mm needles