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Ravelry ID: jodiemom
I love Shakespeare comedies. Even though they are predictable, and (in the current liberated climate) dreadfully un-
I also love to make and wear well-
When I created the structure used for all the shawlettes in this series –a half-
Both written and charted formats are provided.
Jessica is a young woman who is torn. She is the daughter of Shylock, the bitter Jew who has loaned Antonio, The Merchant of Venice, three thousand ducats—demanding his very flesh as collateral. Shylock has good reason to hate Antonio, a Christian who has persecuted him for his faith. Sadly, Shylock’s bitterness has taken over his entire life and has spilled over into his relationship with his daughter. But, Jessica has a secret—she is in love with Lorenzo who is a Christian. While Shylock is distracted by his vendetta against Antonio, Jessica elopes with Lorenzo—taking with her a great deal of her father’s fortune. However, even though her husband has “made her a Christian” she cannot forget her heritage and her father nor can she escape the casual anti-
The lace design for this shawlette is truly worthy of Jessica—it is pulled first in one direction, and then the other. And, in the journey back and forth it creates a beauty that is poignant in its simplicity.
Skill level: Intermediate
Suggested Needle(s): US #7 (4.5 mm)
Sizes Offered: Radius 14, 16 or 20 inches after firm blocking
Yarn Weight: DK
Yardage Required: 492 to 861 yards
Techniques Used: Lace
Promotions: This pattern is part of the Ebook Shawlettes for M’Lady.