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tricotbec on craftsy.com
New Jersey, United States

I have been designing since 2008 and started being more professionally interested during the year 2010. I focus my designs on my own selfish interests: garments and accessories for boys (or unisex, ...

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Devil's mistress

from Tricotbec
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Devil's mistress
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Increase using yo and double yo
  • Decrease using k2tog and ssk and passing 1 stitch over 2 stitches
  • Knit, purl
  • Make a provisional cast on
  • Bind off
  • Work attached edging (explained in pattern)
  • Work lace form chart or written instructions

Pattern Description:

Devil's mistress is a top-down small shawl with a garter stitch body and a very easy lace portion. The design features 2 options: the first one is a ruffly picot bind off and the second one is a beautiful vintage attached edging that looks more complicated than it really is.

The picot bind off option can be made out of a standard 420 yds skein.

The attached edging version requires more yardage and can be made out of 460 yds of fingering weight yarn.

The name of this shawl is a conjunction of 2 things: the lace portion of the shawl is based on a stitch pattern named 'Point de Diable' or Devil's stitch, and comes from my favorite old French stitchionary.

The second thing is that I actually worked on this whole shawl watching the 4 episodes of 'The Devil's mistress', an English Civil War mini-series. I was really in love with this historic mini-series and I decided to give it the name of the shawl, particularly with the idea that the 2 options makes a bit of the dichotomous way the main character lead her life: a rich looking version with a lace edging and a rough, rustic looking version with the picot bind off.


24 sts and 32 rows = 4''X4'' blocked in garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size : 48 inches long by 19 inches wide


  • 415 (460) yds of fingering weight wool
  • US size 4 (3.5mm) circular 32 inches or longer needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

460 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knitpicks Capretta



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