I've been told perfection is boring. Well, I'm certainly not boring (just ask my friends) and I'm definitely not perfect (just ask my kids)! Because of this I have a standing policy of rewarding people who nicely bring an error to my attention with a free single pattern download from my Ravelry pattern store.
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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.
Portia’s father really did mean well. In an effort to save Portia from grasping fortune hunters after his death he devised a test for potential suitors to prove their worth. What he didn’t seem to realize is that Portia was perfectly capable of picking her own life partner. But, since she loved her father she complies with his wishes. When all works out well and her beloved Bassanio passes the test the young lovers are suddenly separated by Bassanio’s best friend’s legal crisis. Not willing to sit at home and wait for things to resolve Portia sets off in disguise and ultimately saves (through her sheer brilliance) the Merchant of Venice.
This shawlette is truly worthy of the clever Portia. The lace is the most complex in this series and there is something happening every row. The repeat is easier to follow using the charts, but regardless of the directions you use remember that a lifeline is your friend.
Skill level: Experienced
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.