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Woodbridge, Virginia

The fiber obsession began at six years old, and my first original design was the infamous Barbie tube top. Since Barbie wasn’t paying me a living wage to keep her stylishly dressed, I ended up going ...

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Spirit of the Lake shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Spirit of the Lake shawl
Spirit of the Lake shawl
Spirit of the Lake shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic knowledge of knitting lace
  • knitting from a chart
  • knitted-on edging

Pattern Description:

The Spirit of the Lake shawl was inspired by Henry David Thoreau's poem, "Mist." The shawl's construction is simple: it begins at the tip and is knitted to the upper edge. Increases occur on each end of every right side row so that the stitch pattern flows organically from tip to top without interruption. Because the shawl is worked bottom to top, its length is easily adjusted. A knitted-on edging adds complexity, but the shawl looks lovely without it--just make sure you block it carefully for even edges. The instructions are charted, with supplementary explanations and designer tips included.


19 sts and 23 rows = 4" in St st
(before blocking)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 54" wide x 27" long (at center back, before edging)
  • 60" wide x 31" long (at center back, including edging)


  • 390 yds Universal Yarn Swiss Mohair (lace weight yarn)
  • Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles