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This shawl was inspired by a lace motif in Sophia Caulfeild’s Dictionary of Needlework, first published in 1882. The top-down construction allows the design to flow downward, giving the feeling of feathers dripping from a stick frame, just as in Greek mythology, Icarus’ feathers melted from their frame as he came too close to the sun. This shawl is large, making it wonderful to wrap up in for a stroll in the garden, or an elegant evening out.
Yarn Requirements: 1260 yds (1150m) laceweight
Suggested Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) 24" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 21 sts & 38 rows per 4"/10 cm in stockinette after blocking.
Finished Size: 72 inches (183 cm) across the top, and 36 inches (91.5 cm) from neck to point.
Techniques Used: This pattern uses the following techniques: knit, purl, k2tog, p2tog, yo, place marker, slip1 stitch, ssk, yo4, psso, k1f&b.
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