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Isidore Shawlette


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Oh what a tangled story some shawls tell. This one was inspired by several of my loves coming together at once. In this case a reference to the taxi driver in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, combined with Isadora Duncan's love of shawls and drapes in her dancing led to the creation of this very stylized shawlette. Isidore starts off like most other top down triangular shawls, with increases at the sides and along a center spine. Halfway down, the increases move away from the center, creating a shape for the shawl that is not a triangle, but rather something more visually interesting. Many thanks to my tech editor, Amanda Woodruff, and to testers CarolSch, Minou, NanaRector, and Parallel. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic increases and decreases Basic lace GAUGE 17 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 44in wide by 15in deep (110cm by 37.5cm). SUGGESTED YARN 350 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Sheeps of Egyptian Cotton Isis COLORWAY Electric Sheep

Recommended with this pattern

  • 6 stitch markers
  • 300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m) fingering weight yarn
  • Yarn needle

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.