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Edwina Shawl


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  • Lace

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Pattern Details

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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Increase and decrease Familiarity with basic lace knitting GAUGE 5 1/2 st = 1 inch blocked (gauge is not critical with this project)

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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

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Dee O'Keefe Designs
Dee O'Keefe Designs
Hi! I am a former professional guitarist who is very grateful to be a full time knitting pattern designer. I made all my clothes and jewelry as a hippie girl many years ago, and had a little cottage industry of selling my handcrafts to friends in high school. I later turned to music and put down all the needles and hooks and soldering guns and whatnot for over 30 years. I picked up knitting again a few years ago, but really kicked into gear in earnest June 2008 when I used it as a quit smoking aid. And then I discovered lace and shawls.... and the rest is history, as they say.