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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Infant/Baby
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase/decrease

Pattern Description:

This soft, lightweight triangle shawl in three sizes (petite, medium, tall) features a simple allover lace stitch throughout the body with a deep border of sinuous leaf pattern. Together these motifs evoke the petal and leaf structures of hydrangeas, a June flower mentioned in the novel Mrs. Dalloway. The shawl is worked from neck to hem with pretty pointelle edging along the top shoulders that is worked as you go.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in shawl size.


32 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needle (unblocked; fabric will be relaxed)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Size: 18(24, 27) inches long at center back and 48(60, 68) inches wide across top edge (stretched and blocked)


  • 450(675, 900) yards of any laceweight yarn with 400- 475 yds per 50 grams
  • Needles: size 2US (2.75 mm) 24-inch circular needle for body (or size to obtain correct gauge); DPNS in same size for grafting the beginning edge (optional) size 2.5US (3.00 mm) for hem (or one mm size bigger than body needle); a 32-inch needle of the same size may also be desired

Suggested yarn:

900 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Yarn Lace


Mrs Dalloway

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