Short Description: The Minstrel shawl is a play between textures and colors, where fabric is ever flowing and changing like a melody. The shawl can be worked in one color, two (as shown here), or many. While specific measurements and yarn recommendations are stated, the shawl can be adapted to any yarn and size.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
- 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette (unblocked)
- 18 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in garter stitch (unblocked)
- 18 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in Arrowhead Lace (unblocked)
Finished Measurements: 82 inches / 208 cm across top edge and 53 inches / 135 cm in depth at bound off edge (stretched and blocked)
Materials Used: Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Chebris Lace, or Ginny Sport
Needle Size: size 6US (4.0 mm) circular needles or size to obtain correct gauge
Pattern Includes: Written and Charted
Skill Level: Average