Elizabeth is top-down, triangular lace shawl with charming traditional Shetland stitch patterns and motifs, designed with a modern sensibility. A great shawl to showcase your favorite subtly-variegated, hand-dyed or tonal yarns, Elizabeth will also look stunning knitted in solid colors. Lace or fingering weight yarn is suggested for this pattern. Elizabeth is offered as a chart-only pattern with large, easy-to-read charts and very detailed instructions on how to use them. Even knitters who have not previously used charts should find these user-friendly and simple to comprehend. Also included are two additional instruction sheets "How to Block a Lace Shawl" and "Lace Shawl Knitting Tips" for knitters new to the joys and tribulations of creating lace shawls. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Increase and decrease Familiarity with basic lace knitting Ability to work from charts or willingness to learn GAUGE Gauge is not really important in lace knitting, but the main shawl pictured was knitted at a gauge of 5 st = 1" blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 36" x 72"