Queensway Shawl - hand knitting pattern
A little Mohair goes a long way with this lovely pink cloud. You’ll want to use every inch of the extra generous proportions to cacoon yourself in its marshmallow-soft textures, and you’ll have plenty of length to attractively drape your lace with a little fabulously studied nonchalance. The Queensway Shawl is a rectangular shawl started with a provisional cast on, which is later picked up for the all-around lace edge. The unusual “tuck” stitches are used to create a diamond motif over a ground of reverse stockinette. Beads are placed to emphasize the tucked stitches. This pattern includes both written instructions and charts. Techniques used: Provisional cast on, tuck stitch, placing beads with a crochet hook, working simple stitch pattern from chart or written instructions, working simple lace pattern from chart or written instructions, slipped stitch, k2tog, yarnover, knit-on edging, picking up stitches, grafting.
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- 22 x 78” / 56 x 198 cm
- Charts and written instructions
Materials you need at home:
- Laceweight mohair yarn; 1000 yd (915 m)
- 5 mm (US 8) straight or 16-24" (40-60 cm) circular needles
- 4 mm (US 6)—or 2 sizes smaller than needle to obtain gauge—60" (150 cm) circular needle, or two 40" (100 cm) circular needles for two circulars technique
- Size E-4 (3.5mm) crochet hook and waste yarn, or preferred method for provisional cast on
- 0.6mm crochet hook (for placing beads)
- 180 6/0 beads + 110 6/0 beads on edging (optional)
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques and clear instructions—developed from years of teaching and pattern writing experience—ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, and Amirisu, as well as in her website (holli yeoh.com) and in her book Tempest, published in collaboration with SweetGeorgia Yarns.