Spruce Forest
Spruce Forest
Spruce Forest
Spruce Forest
Spruce Forest

Spruce Forest

ESTONIAN LACE SHAWL


by Nancy Bush

MATERIALS

Approximately 770 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Sample shown in Snowbound

GAUGE

Working Gauge: 18 stitches and 22 rows = 4" in Spruce Forest Lace Pattern with Gauge Needle; measurement taken before blocking
Finished Gauge: 16 stitches and 33 rows = 4" in Spruce Forest Lace Pattern with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after moderate lace-blocking

NEEDLES

32" circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge; Designer recommends wood or bamboo needles with tapered points
Suggested Size: US 4 (3 mm)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

61" wingspan; 35" height from center-top to tip of triangle
Measurements taken from relaxed sample after lace-blocking

CONSTRUCTION NOTES

This shawl is worked in three parts. The first is the central lace triangle, which begins at the bottom tip with 3 stitches and is increased as it is worked towards the top of triangle. After completion of central triangle, stitches are picked up along the diagonal side edges to work a lace edging. Finally, you will resume knitting across the live stitches at the top of triangle, picking up additional stitches from the side borders, to work the top border.

SKILL LEVEL

3 of 5

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