Caroline Steinford

for KnitDesign by Caroline   2013

083 Triumph of the White Swan

Have you ever seen Swan Lake? The outcome is rather grim for poor Odette. I think the swan princess deserves a happier ending, so here is a beautiful lacy wrap for her: “Triumph of the White Swan.” The long rectangle features ruffles, feathers, chevrons, and a center diamond. In lightweight mohair silk, it is an elegant formal accessory. For a less ethereal but still quite dramatic version, try using a fingering-weight yarn (shown in shades of rose and plum).

Skills Needed: Following a lace pattern; grafting. The lace patterns are provided in both charted and written form. The shawl is worked in two identical pieces which are grafted together.

Laceweight Version: Cascade Yarns Cascade Kid Seta, 61% super kid mohair, 35% slk, 4% merino wool, 300 yd / 274 m, color 02 (white) - 2 skeins.

(One never knows why a pattern may be compelling to a particular viewer but this one immediately caught my
attention because of the swans I see so often now that I live near Lake Ontario They are wonderful and sometimes quite plentiful--Ed.)

Fingering-weight Version: Jojoland Melody, 100% wool, 220 yd / 201 m, color MS06: Plum Harvest (mauve, pink) - 3 skeins.

Pattern Detail

  • Lace patterns written and charted
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • all season
  • straight (flat)
  • approx 13" x 58 (74)" / 33 cm x 147.5 (188) cm
  • digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.25 mm
    • US 3
    • 20.0 st st
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.25 mm
    • US 3
    • 20.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Pf1-white-swan Pf2-rose-shawl-front Pf3-white-in-tree Pf4-rose-shawl-back Pf5-white-closeup Pf6-two-over-arm Pf7-wearing-2 Pf-pattern-pg-1

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