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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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Climbing Roses shawl

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Climbing Roses shawl
Climbing Roses shawl
Climbing Roses shawl
Climbing Roses shawl
Climbing Roses shawl
Climbing Roses shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understanding of YO's, ssk, k2tog
  • attention to detail (watch those ssk/k2tog to make sure going in the right direction)

Pattern Description:

A soft, sensual, sophisticated shawl for your knitting pleasure! The undulating lines, separated by "roses", make this a flattering style and keep your knitting interesting.

Directions are given both row-by-row and charted.

Other notes:

this design is knit in two matching pieces which are then grafted together at center back (this gives stability to the shawl.
for the lace portion, I have given both a chart (shown on it's side in this pattern) and row-by-row directions; if you would like a digitized copy of the chart to enlarge, please email me and I'll send it right out.
keep careful watch on whether the YOs come before or after the decreases (trust me, I had to re-knit many times!)
lace blocking wires are indispensible for this shawl to give you the nice straight edges


6sts x 8rws = 1" stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • blocked: 13" x 66"


  • approx 600 yards light fingering weight cashmere or wool (sample used 4 skeins of Spring Gate Farm's 100% cashmere)
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holder

You Will Also Need:

  • lace blocking wires are highly recommended