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Margaret Dashwood Shawl

This shawl is designed for a girl or young teen and can be worn in a cross-back sontag style. However, it works great as a shawl for?a knitter of any size.

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I designed this sweet rustic lace shawl with young Margaret Dashwood in mind. I imagine one of the first things a young lady in reduced circumstances (living in a drafty cottage by the sea, no less) would need for her wardrobe is a pretty but functional everyday shawl. The shawl is worked from side to side, and the garter and lace edging is a perfect match for the airy woolen-spun yarn I used. Sized to fit a girl or young teen in a cross-back sontag style, this shawl also has enough length to be worn across the shoulders by knitters of any size. A final note: after completing the shawl I had about 40 yards of yarn remaining. Circumspect knitters may want to consider having a third skein of yarn on hand.

Finished Size: About 12" wide at center back and 74" long.
Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yd [251 m]/50 g): #07 thistle, 2 skeins.
Yarn Weight:
#3 - Light
Size 6 (4 mm): straight or circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Marker (m).
22 sts and 34 rows = 4" in Garter st.
Originally Published:
Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012

SKU: EP6277

Author/Speaker/Editor: Joanna Johnson

Format: eProject

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