New Pattern: Rosalynde Shawl


A couple of days ago I released a new pattern called Rosalynde Shawl. This pattern was commissioned by Nestucca Bay Yarns for its 2011 Madelinetosh Yarn Club for which the theme is Spring Lambs. As I was considering what to knit within that theme, my great Shakespeare love came to the fore. I thought of his great pastoral play “As You Like It” and I wanted to design a shawl for Rosalind. In naming the shawl I chose to use the spelling from the Thomas Lodge work “Rosalynde” on which Shakespeare based his play.

The pattern is both written and charted. Feel free to ask questions or knit along in my ravelry group.

Tech Editor: Lauren Cross (crazyl)

Stitches of note in the pattern: s2kp and inc 1-to-7 (full instructions provided)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Measurements: 59” wide x 26.5” long (150cm X 67.5cm)

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (unblocked)

- Size US 5/3.75mm circular needles (at least 32”/80cm long) or size needed to obtain gauge
- Crochet hook (size G/4mm) for cast-on only
- Scrap yarn
- Stitch markers (6)
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking aids: T-pins and/or wires

Yarn: approx. 420 yards light fingering weight yarn. Used in photos: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (Colorway: Bloomsbury)

Price: $5 US
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  1. Heather says:

    Very, very pretty!!!

  2. Catherine says:

    That’s gorgeous! Oh no, why did I have to see thi? I’d made up my mind to do chunkey weaving with my hand spun – now this turns up and I have to spin light fingering – and figure out a teal-color dye for it. No buying pattern until I’ve cleared the other projects ….maybe..


  3. Linda Atkins says:

    The shawl is beautiful have made shawls for babies now would like to make some for myself love this one you’re very clever Caryl
    Cheers Linda x

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