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Hi! I am a former professional guitarist who at least for now am very grateful to be designing full time.

I made all my clothes and jewelry as a hippie girl many years ago, and had a little ...

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Edwina Shawl

from Design by Dee
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Edwina Shawl
Edwina Shawl
Edwina Shawl
Edwina Shawl
Edwina Shawl
Edwina Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase and decrease
  • Familiarity with basic lace knitting

Pattern Description:

Edwina is a delicate, top-down triangular lace shawl with Estonian and traditional stitch patterns that flow seamlessly from one to the next until ending in a lovely geometric border that echoes the shapes created by the patterns of the shawl body.

Lace weight yarn in a solid or tonal color is highly recommended to showcase the intricacy of this design.

The pattern includes easy-to-read charts, written row-by-row instructions and an additional "How to Block a Lace Shawl" instruction sheet.

This shawl is dedicated to my mother-in-law Edwina O'Keefe (aka Mac), a great lady who was also a trail blazing, tough old broad in the best sense of the word. She rode Harleys and played baseball in the 1920s, enlisted in WWII as one of the first WACs, retired a Captain and led a colorful life until she left us in 2004 to continue wise-cracking, drinking extremely strong cocktails and playing the slot machines up in the big casino in the sky.


5 1/2 st = 1 inch blocked (gauge is not critical with this project)


  • Approximately 880 yards of lace weight yarn, although yardage will vary if substituting different needle sizes or yarn weights
  • US #3 (3.25 mm) circular needles - 29"-32" in length
  • US #5 (3.75mm) needle to bind off
  • Green shawl pictured used Miss Babs "Yasmin" in the Frogbelly colorway; Rose shawl pictured used Jaggerspun Zephyr Lace 2/18 in the Mulberry colorway

You Will Also Need:

  • T pin for blocking
  • Stitch Markers (optional)
  • Blocking Mats (nice to have but you can always use your bed!)