Secret garden shawl

December 24, 2012 at 11:12 pm Leave a comment


Like a garden glimpsed through a gate between high walls, this shawl with its delicate fern-like tracery enhanced by the contrast of solid borders, was inspired by one of my favourite childhood books.

The Secret Garden is a crescent shaped shawl with a central ostrich plume panel and a pleated flounce.  It can be adapted to a range of yarn weights, and can be resized with a little bit of willingness.   The lace pattern is knit only every fourth row, and is easy to memorise,  alternating in blocks of sixteen rows giving just enough variation to hold the knitter’s interest , whilst still making for a relaxing knit with a great return-for effort ratio.

This is the first in a series of shawls designed to be knit from a single skein of sock wool. The one pictures used about 350m of Fyberspates Scrumptious Sock. (With very grateful thanks to Rose of A Chronic Yarnaholic for all her kindness and help. For any other Australians who don’t happen to live near a great LYS, ask Rose, she’s awesome!)

Available here thanks to Ravelry.

Now I’m going to spam you with pics! Sorry, I can’t resist!  🙂


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