The Paisley Long Shawl was inspired by the designs of the beautiful woven paisley shawls of the 19th century. It is an interpretation in lace of a long shawl dating from about 1820, and features original lace motifs of botehs (the small motifs filling the middle ground of the shawl) and larger paisley patterns.
This is a garter stitch shawl with every row knit. It is started from a provisional cast on at the middle and worked to one end. Then stitches are picked up from the provisional cast on and the shawl is worked to the other end, creating a symmetrical design, after which an optional fringe is added.
There is lace shaping on both right and wrong side rows, so this design is recommended for Experienced lace knitters.
Suggested Yarn: 1575 yds / 1444m laceweight
Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm
Finished Sizes: 29" wide, and 77" long, not including fringe
Shawl can be made shorter or longer by varying the repeats in the middle section.