Long Distance Love
My sister moved to Canada in March 2020. She and her wife had been planning the move for over a year and expected it to be a difficult transition, but no one expected what happened. I wanted to send an extra special gift so that she would know how much she is loved, even if we do have to express our love over a long distance at the moment.
While this shawl is quite lightweight, the mohair means it will also be very warm, providing a hug from afar. The center is a simple lace pattern with rest rows; the border is worked with lace on both right and wrong side rows to add the perfect finishing touch.
Miss Babs Moonglow
72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk; 435yd/1.7oz (400 m/50 g) skeins
2 skeins, shown in Plover
Or approximately 850 yards/780 meters of a similar mohair laceweight yarn.
Width: 21”/52.5 cm
Length: 73”/182.5 cm
• US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32”/80 cm long, or size to obtain gauge
• Spare US 7 (4.5 mm) circular or double-pointed needle
• Optional needle 2 sizes larger or smaller needle (such as a US 1 (2.25 mm)) to hold with the US 7 (4.5 mm) needle for cast on
Blocked: 18 stitches and 23 rows = 4”/10 cm in Starlight Lace
Unblocked: 21 stitches and 38½ rows = 4”/10 cm in Starlight Lace
NOTE: I often find it difficult to measure gauge in lace patterns using stitches and rows; if like me you prefer to measure in repeats, my unblocked gauge was 3½ repeats across = 4”/10 cm and 3 repeats tall = 5”/12.5 cm which became 3 repeats across = 4”/10 cm and 2 repeats tall = 5½”/14 cm after blocking
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.
• Stitch Markers
• Tapestry Needle