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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.
Shipwrecked, bereaved, stranded in enemy lands—poor Viola is in big trouble. To survive and stay safe she disguises herself as a boy and goes into service for the Duke Orsino.
The Duke is a hottie with a massive crush on his neighbor, Olivia. Predictably, Viola (who the Duke only knows as the boy Cesario) falls in love with the Duke. Loving him means wanting him happy, so she trots next door to plead his case to the elusive Olivia. Also predictably, Olivia promptly falls in love with her/him. Complicated enough for you?
The lovely Viola Shawlette is one of the more complicated designs in this collection—mostly because every row is worked in lace. But, like the character in Twelfth Night everything boils down to something basic. For the character it is love, for the shawlette it is a 4 row by 15 stitch pattern repeat that is the foundation of the entire piece.
Some words of advice before beginning—this is a design that is greatly simplified by using the charts. If opting to use the written directions spend time familiarizing yourself with the structure of the shawl and the pattern repeat. And, since it’s easy to lose your way, don’t forget a lifeline.
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.