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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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Roisin's Garden Shawl

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Roisin's Garden Shawl
Roisin's Garden Shawl
Roisin's Garden Shawl
Roisin's Garden Shawl
Roisin's Garden Shawl
Roisin's Garden Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understand i-cord as you knit
  • understand concept of lace knitting
  • understand concept of lace edging that also BO live sts

Pattern Description:

Roisin, Irish for "Little Rosa", is the perfect name for this fun shawlette which incorporates three different rose designs. You start at the neck edge, working a Rosebud Lace in ever-decreasing short-rows. Once you've completed that portion, you'll begin a Rose Lattice Lace (which includes a cables for added Celtic interest) and then you'll shift to an original, Rose Leaf Fringe border to bind-off.

The final dimensions of this shawl are approx. 60" x 16".

It takes approx 440 yards of DK-weight yarn.

Stitch patterns are given both charted and row-by-row.


SS = 4 sts and 6 rws = 1" in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size: approx 60" x 16"


  • approx 440 yards of DK (sample used 2 sks of Cascade's Ultra Pima)
  • US#8 circs (24" or 32")
  • tapestry needle for tucking in ends
  • stitch markers (2)
  • cable needle
  • lace blocking wires/pins and blocking board