The Civil War Shawl

Today I have a new pattern available for immediate download/purchase! It’s my first knit pattern in quite awhile and I am incredibly happy with how it came out!

Purchase the pattern here for $7.00 . If you happen to own a yarn shop and are interested in having me come and teach contact me! Let’s set something up!

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Antietam is a circular Pi shawl that I designed for a new class I teach entitled, The Civil War Shawl and now I want to share it with you all!

The shawl is worked from the center out using four simple lace patterns to achieve a dramatic and gorgeous affect. It is a ‘true pi shawl’ with distinct points of increasing. I’ve sampled stitches inspired by those that appeared in an 1863 issue of Godey’s Lady’s Book.

Each section is a different lace pattern with stitch counts given, for you to reuse in the sampler or to work a sampler scarf, if desired. Lace patterns are simple enough that charts are not needed and rest rows are provided after each lace row…so none of that crazy double sided lace people talk about.

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Antietam can be worked in any weight yarn just purchase a sufficient amount to make the size desired. Choose a needle size 1-2 sizes larger than that recommended on the ball band.

Also included is an article on Godey’s Lady’s Book and the incredibly interesting view Godey had on the Civil War, which included ignoring its existence. The PDF is 12 pages long, includes high quality photos of each stitch and the shawl as a whole. Also included is a Bibliography for further reading.

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Now, I’m not a huge shawl man. In other words. I don’t tend to wear lace around town. It tends to clash with the sweatpants and shorts. Not to mention I live in the south where it is over 90 most of the year. So…I use this as a blanket. It is wonderful to have a light and lacey coverlet that keeps me warm but not too warm!

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See…Chase likes it too. And he is definitely a knit worthy dog.

Purchase the pattern here for $7.00 and if you happen to own a yarn shop and are interested in having me come and teach contact me! Let’s set something up!