Labyrinth Lace Shawl #D810
I designed this shawl several years ago and am excited about now being able to offer the pattern. The shawl is diamond shaped with no repeats, so the instructions are 25 pages long, which includes 9 pages of charts. Pages for 3 of the 5 charts must be joined due to the length of the rows. While the lace is not difficult, the pattern is challenging since each of the 460 rows must be read. Not for the fainthearted, this design produces a portable labyrinth that has become my favorite travel accessory.
Unlike a maze that is designed to confuse, a labyrinth is a symbol for a successful journey. The path is not direct, and when it appears to stray, it still leads to the goal. On this reversible garter stitch lace shawl, the labyrinth's path can be traced to the center and back out again.
The shawl is diamond shaped and has a leafy border with small flowers at the four corners and a larger one at the center. Picots can be knit at the edges, or they can be left plain. Size is determined by the yarn, and the shawl can be knit in lace, fingering, and Shetland/sport/DK weight yarns.
Whether it is knit as a shawl, lap robe or throw, this is a comforting reminder that despite appearances we are moving toward our goals.
Skill Level: Challenging: there are 25 pages of instructions since this is an overall design without repeats. Every row is written, and every other row is charted.
Sample Shawl: 3.75 oz (1180 yds/1080m) Jaggerspun Zephyr 2/18 50% wool/50% silk lace weight yarn (23 wpi), Juniper color, with picot edge. The shawl measures 54" (137cm) deep and wide.
||4" (10cm) Garter St Gauge
|1180 yds (1080m)
||US 3 (3.25mm)
||54 x 54"
137 x 137cm
|1250 yds (1143m)
||US 5 (3.75mm)
||66 x 66"
168 x 168cm
DK 1315 wpi
|1300 yds (1188m)
||US 7 (4.5mm)
||78 x 78"
198 x 198cm
PDF pattern can be read with Acrobat Reader and printed on letter-size paper.
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