Beaconsfield Shawl by Holli Yeoh

Beaconsfield Shawl

June 2021
Lace ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in English Crystal Lace Pattern, blocked (gauge is not crucial, but it will affect finished size and yardage requirements)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
880 - 2200 yards (805 - 2012 m)
15.5 (21.25, 30)" width × 55.25 (75.75, 89.5)" length
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Diamonds peppered with lace give the effect of cut crystal. This is the perfect shawl for an elegant evening out, yet will still make you feel glamorous paired with a summery sundress, or a casual pair of jeans and your favorite t-shirt.

The Beaconsfield shawl is a wide rectangular wrap in three sizes, worked flat from the short end. The shawl begins and ends with several repeats of Horseshoe Lace pattern, transitioning to English Crystal Lace in the middle for the majority of the shawl.

#sizeinclusive Three sizes are offered to provide a comfortable wrap for people with chest measurements ranging from 30 to 65” (76 to 158 cm).

This knitting pattern includes written directions, charts and written charted instructions, step by step instructions for stretchy Old Norwegian Cast On, and schematic with measurements.

Finished Measurements
Width: 15.5 (21.25, 30)“ / 39.5 (54, 76) cm
Length: 55.25 (75.75, 89.5)” / 140.5 (192.5, 227.5) cm

Laceweight yarn; 630 (1175, 1960) yd / 575 (1075, 1795) m.

Shown in Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud (100% Baby Alpaca; 440 yards/50g) in Augusta, 2 (3, 5) skeins.

Substitution Notes
This shawl is a great candidate for most laceweight yarns. The original is in alpaca, but wool blends and kid mohair would also be wonderful.

Yarnovers, decreases, slipped stitch selvedges, working lace from chart or written instructions, stretchy cast on and bind off methods (included in instructions).

Helpful Links
Centred Double Decrease tutorial.
SSK & SSP Decreases tutorial.

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