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Maureen Foulds

2013 

Joanna Lymstock shawl

The perfect lightweight shawl for a summer’s picnic or that special evening out. Pair it up with your favorite cotton dress for a casual date or wear it to a summer wedding. This shawl is delicately lacy and sturdy at the same time. The lace day flower motif forms a field of flowers across the lower edge of the shawl. A brief shower of rain drops is scattered across the top of the shawl, ready to nourish the flowers below. This shawl will look lovely with a shawl pin holding the two ends together.

This pattern is written for both fingering and lace weight yarns. In addition to charts and written instructions, there are guidelines for customizing the size of the shawl. Basic formulas are provided for adding lace repeats and adjusting the short row instructions for different stitch counts. These instructions are guidelines only and will change the yardage requirements.

About the name:
While designing and knitting this shawl, I was listening to The Moving Finger, by Agatha Christie, set in the town of Lymstock, in which Joanna Burton is one of the characters. Joanna is a pretty, carefree girl who is used to city life (ie, London) who relocates to the tiny town of Lymstock to help her brother recuperate from his war wounds. This shawl reminds me of Joanna Burton: delicate yet strong, interesting yet straight-forward and (by the end of the novel) equally at home in the city or the country.

Pattern Detail

  • All patterns written and charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • 42"x12"
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 16.0 st st
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.75 mm
    • US 2
    • 17.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Dayflower_shawl_mandab Dayflower4 Dayflower1 Dayflower3 Dayflower6 Joanna_lymstock_shawl_pattern_july162013_datasheet

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