This top-down shawl inspired by Shakespeare’s play As You Like It features cables, lace, beads, and a labyrinthine center panel. I hope you will agree that although it may go far afield, all comes right in the end, and with a regal beaded flourish too! First published as part of the Shakespeare in Lace Club in 2009 from Wooly Wonka Fibers.
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Harrisville Shetland Fingering Weight, 1,200 yards. Sample used Wooly Wonka Shetland in Ganymede colorway. You may substitute any fingering to sport weight yarn.
77” across at the widest point, 32.5” long at center back, after blocking
24.5 sts, 28.5 rows = 4 in. over center cable pattern
17.5 sts, 28 rows = 4 in. over side lace pattern, after blocking
1 circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4) or size to obtain gauge, 32” length
780 size 6/0 beads or 4 mm megatama beads. Sample used silver lined crystal 4 mm megatama beads, available at Earth Faire (www.earthfaire.com)
Crochet hook, 0.6 mm (US 14)