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Boleyn Shawl is the first piece in the Six Wives of Henry the VII series.
It is a top neck down triangular shawl. The stitch pattern of the body is very easy to memorize, making it a good first lace shawl project.
A rapid increase in stitches near the border gives a slight chevron shape to the wingspan, making it wide enough to wear in a number of ways.
It can be knit in dk weight as written, or in fingering weight/sock weight yarn by changing needle size to size 8 and 7 needles.
Boleyn is an especially good pattern for use with mohair or yarn with a halo, as there is a lot of open space for the halo to fill in.
The pattern is both charted and written, and includes many photographs.
Gauge is not crucial: 1 pattern repeat is about 2" in length after blocking. The shawl is worked at much larger gauge than the yarn label calls for, making a very stretchy, mesh fabric.
My name is Deborah, and I design under the name ObliviousKnits. I've been making things my whole life, mostly self-taught. I taught myself to knit about 9 years ago? I got obsessed!
I also crochet, bead, paint, draw, play with fiber and drop spindle, all while watching disgusting amounts of tv. My husband and I play guitar and write songs, but mostly I like playing with YARN.