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I love socks, lace, and all sorts of "traditional" knitting subjects. I studied Classics and textile history (independent minor) at Uni and have a love of anything ancient. That said, I also like to ...

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La Fontaine

from Rose City Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : La Fontaine
La Fontaine
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Lace skills: yo, k2tog, ssk, etc.
  • Follow a pattern/ chart

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the "common" texture-and-lace shawls of the Shetland Islands, this shawlette is a fun, quick knit that yields spectacular results. A traditional knit-and-purl pattern has been paired with the equally traditional Crest of the Wave Shetland lace pattern to create a thoroughly modern accessory. Knit with just 440 yards of fingering weight yarn, it's an ideal "gotta have it" knit with almost instant gratification.

Pattern includes both charts and line-by-line instructions, plus both US Standard and metric sizing.

Samples shown were knit using one skein each of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the colors "Duchess" and "Filigree" BEFORE skein yardage changed to 420 y/ 382 m per 3.5 oz/ 100g skein. Knitters using new Madelinetosh Merino Light should purchase an
additional skein.


22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 50"/ 127 cm wingspan x 21"/ 53 cm center depth


  • 440 yards (402 m) of light fingering weight yarn
  • One 24-inch/ 61 cm circular needle in size US 6/ 4 mm

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • 4 stitch markers
  • T-pins (for blocking)

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