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Lady of Lórien Shawl Knitting Pattern

Lady of Lórien Shawl Knitting Pattern

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Simple and elegant, the Lady of Lórien Shawl is a timeless crescent shawl pattern. Among its many desirable qualities is the fact that there is nary a purl stitch in the entire shawl. Slender slipped stitch columns are set against a backdrop of relaxing garter stitch, which perfectly balances cozy plumpness with lightweight wearability, and radiate as the light of the lady’s star phial. A modified old shale lace pattern finishes the piece with ripples subtly reminiscent of the waters of Galadriel’s mirror.

Wingspan - 78in. (198cm)
Depth - 19in. (48cm)
(A greater depth can be achieved during blocking if desired. I decided to pull the bottom edge just enough to open up the lace border, because I didn’t want to open up the garter stitch of the main body too much, but if you want a deeper shawl or like the look of it stretched out more, then feel free to block a little more aggressively.)

24 sts x 40 rows = 4in (10cm) in stockinette worked flat after blocking

Yarn Requirements
Sample used
Yarn A - 2 skeins Red Stag Fibre Estate Fingering (490yds 448m, 100g)
Yarn B - 1 Skein Red Stag Fibre Castle Suri (328yds 300m, 100g)
Both in the “Antique Linen” colorway

To substitute, use
Yarn A - 850 yards fingering weight yarn
Yarn B - 285 yards fingering weight yarn in a contrasting color or texture
(I love the halo and slight luxuriousness that the hint of suri adds to this pattern, but you could also achieve a lovely effect with mohair or by adding contrast in color instead of texture)

US 2 (2.75mm) 40in. (100cm) circular needle

23 stitch markers
tapestry needle
flexible blocking wires (optional)

Pattern has been test knit.

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