Named for the seventeenth century composer Lady Mary Dering, this graceful fingering weight shawl combines brioche and lace into an elegant botanical design.
Worked from the top-down, this semi-circular shawl combines two yarns in the brioche sections before transitioning to a simple lace border.
Sample shown in Wayfaring Yarns ‘Europa’ (56% Extrafine Merino / 44% Superkid Mohair, 393.75 yds / 360 m per 100g; MC) and ‘Sophia Kidsilk Lace’ (70% Ultrafine Kid Mohair / 30% Mulberry Silk, 458 yds / 420 m per 100g; CC) in the colourway “Myrtle Beach.”
1246.5 yds / 1140 m yarn in two weights:
787.5 yds / 720 m Fingering weight yarn (MC)
458 yds / 420 m Lace weight yarn (CC)
3 mm / US 2.5 circular needles
3.5 mm or 4 mm / US 4 or 6 circular needles or DPNs (optional for i-cord bind off)
Stitch markers (2, more can be used to distinguish between pattern repeats if preferred)
4 “ / 10 cm square piece of card or tassel maker
Scissors Tapestry needle
Blocking wires / pins
20 sts x 22 rows in two colour Brioche rib on 3 mm / US 2.5 needles, after blocking
24 sts x 36 rows in stocking stitch, using MC on 3 mm / US 2.5 needles, after blocking
48 x 30 “ / 122 x 76 cm, excluding tassels.
Yarn & Colour Choice
The pattern was originally designed to utilise coordinating yarns in two different weights (fingering and lace), with the original sample worked in the same colourway over two different yarn bases. However, if desired the pattern can be worked in a one or two fingering weight colourways. Please note that yarn usage and the finished size of the shawl may vary.