Bridgewater is a square lace shawl that begins as a simple garter stitch square, which is worked on the bias with increases and decreases that add a touch of asymmetrical interest to the finished piece. The central square is framed with horseshoe lace, a pattern that originated in the Shetland Islands in the 19th century. It is worked circularly from stitches picked up around the perimeter. The shawl is completed with a traditional knitted-on edging reminiscent of water droplets, which is worked perpendicularly and joined to the live stitches as you go. This elegantly simple accessory makes a beautiful heirloom baby gift or a timeless addition to any wardrobe.
Yardage: 1500 yards of lace-weight wool yarn
Yarn: 4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
The stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- Sample is shown in color Hammock.
- This is a physical pattern.