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♫ The Music ♫
Rita MacNeil is a much-celebrated and admired country / folk singer / song writer from Big Pond, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on Canada’s East Coast. Her beloved songs tell the stories of The Island and its people.

Rita M is a scalene triangle shawl that is knit from the base to the tip - the shawl getting ever narrower making for a fast finish!

A sweeping lace panel travels up the right edge of the shawl while the body is worked in an arced lace pattern which creates a lovely scalloped base edge and invokes visions of calm ocean vistas. The left edge is worked in an eyelet border.

Pattern Notes:

The row counts in Charts A and B differ. Therefore, once R36 of Chart B has been completed, begin Chart B again at R1, while continuing with Chart A i.e. work R37 of Chart A and R1 of Chart B.


Bottom edge: 43” / 109cm; side edge: 58.5” / 148.5cm; diagonal: 71”/ 180.5cm.

850yds / 777m Fingering weight

4mm / US6 circular needle 32” / 80cm long or longer or size required to obtain gauge.
3.5mm / US E-4 crochet hook for Crochet Cast On.

Chart A width: 5.5” / 14cm.
Each Chart B repeat: 2” / 5cm.

Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel and FirSprite.
Photography: modelled shots by Knit Picks.
A huge thank you to our test knitters: contemax, dragonxser, Eliza422, KateB660, LaceLadyDory, lindaran and momtatknits.

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