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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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Lacy Maple Leaf shawl

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lacy Maple Leaf shawl
Lacy Maple Leaf shawl
Lacy Maple Leaf shawl
Lacy Maple Leaf shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understanding of ssk, k2tog, sl2k1p2sso, yo
  • ability to keep repeats straight
  • garter tab

Pattern Description:

Worked in a sparkly sock yarn, this shawl is both fun to knit and fun to wear.

A braided cable, eyelet shaping and a scalloped maple-leaf edging all work together to create a wonderful wrap that goes from day to night in a flash.

Directions are charted and row-by-row for this knitted-flat shawl that uses less than 400 yards of fingering weight. Sample used just about the whole skein of Plymouth Stiletto (384 yds) ... your mileage may vary.


16sts x 32 rows = 4" GARTER stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size -- tip to tip: 46 inches; neck to hem: 20 inches


  • approx 380 yards of fingering weight (sample used one skein of Plymouth's Stiletto, a varigated sock yarn with lurex]
  • US #8 circs
  • stitch markers (at least 6)

Suggested yarn:

380 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Yarn's Stiletto