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Once Upon a Dream Shawl


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Inspired by the rectangular shawl Aurora wears in her walk through the woods in Disney's classic cartoon, this shawl stretches a single skein of fingering weight yarn into a whopping 60 inch wrap, complete with an edging of delicate, antique lace. The main portion of the shawl is stockinette bordered with broken stripes of garter stitch to prevent curling; it's worked expeditiously on giant needles. Once bound off, stitches are picked up along one edge and the lace is knitted right onto the shawl, no seaming needed! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on pick up stitches along an edge make a yarn over basic increasing basic decreasing GAUGE 20 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needles 9 sts/14 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles Gauge is taken over swatches that have been blocked. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width: 13.5 inches Length: 60 inches SUGGESTED YARN 400 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Blissful Knits Inspire COLORWAY Fairy Tale

Supplies Needed

  • Blissful Knits Inspire 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 400 yds per 100 gram skein; 1 skein
  • US 6/4 mm 40-inch circular needle
  • US 11/8 mm straight needles

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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.