Wise Maid by Luise O'Neill

Wise Maid

February 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18.25 stitches = 4 inches
in Wise Maid pattern stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
650 - 890 yards (594 - 814 m)
Wingspan: 64 (78)" / 163 (198)cm
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♫ The Music ♫
Wise Maid is a traditional Irish tune, also known as All Around the World. This jaunty melody is sure to lift the spirits and get toes a-tapping.

Wise Maid is a top-down, crescent shawl whose lace pattern evokes images of tiny hearts to wrap you in love.

It begins with a narrow garter tab at the centre-back neck. Increases are worked on both RS and WS rows, just inside the top garter border (extensions of the initial garter tab).

The lace stitch pattern includes unbalanced increases and decreases so a table is provided listing stitch counts for every row. The bottom edging is knit on at right angles to the main pattern.

Pattern stitches are charted, with written directions provided.

Larger sample (white-pink) shown in Knit Picks Chroma Fingering Shortcake 28040.
Smaller sample (blue-green) shown in Knit Picks Chroma Fingering Surf’s Up 26925.

Wingspan: 64 (78)“ / 163 (198)cm.
Bottom edge: 111 (139)” / 282 (353)cm.
Back depth: 20.5 (25.5)“ / 52 (64.5)cm.

Knit Picks Chroma Fingering (fingering weight; 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon; 396yds per 100g): Shortcake 28040, 2 (3) balls.

3.75mm / US5 circular needle 32” / 80cm for smaller size OR 40” / 100cm for larger size OR size required to obtain gauge.
3.75mm / US5 set of 4 DPN or same size as gauge needle.

16 sts = 3.5” / 9cm in Wise Maid pattern, blocked.
16 rows = 2.5” / 6.5cm in Wise Maid pattern, blocked.

Removable stitch marker, large-eyed needle, blocking wires and/or pins.

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel; FirSprite.
Charting Software: Stitchmastery.

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