The crossed treble pattern in which this shawl is worked gives a nice close fabric very suitable for the purpose. Its shell stitch border is both pretty and simple. The original measured 33 x 58 inches.
Excerpted from Woolcraft: A Practical Guide to Knitting & Crochet with Beehive and White Heather Knitting Wools, published in Halifax, England in 1915.
This booklet is available as a PDF file from the Antique Pattern Libary
- 13 ozs. 2-ply Beehive Real Eider Wool
- A No. 8 Celluloid Crochet Hook
Commence with 250 ch.
1st row: *Miss 4 ch., then, into the next stitch, work 4 tr., 1 ch. and 4 tr., miss 4 ch., 1 D.C. in the next, repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with a half block (i.e. 4 tr. in 1 stitch), turn. The tr. stitches should measure a good inch in height and the top of the stitches be finished off firmly.
2nd row: Miss the half block just made, *4 tr. between the 2nd and 3rd stitches of the next half block, 1 ch., then 4 tr. between the 2nd and 3rd stitches of the half block that was missed (working over the 4 tr. just made), 1 D.C. under the ch. in the middle of the next block, miss the next half block, repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with half a block (in the last half block of the previous row), turn.
Repeat the last row until the shawl measures 52 inches, or the required length.
Work 3 rows of treble stitches evenly around the four sides of the shawl, always taking up both threads throughout, joining with 1 S.C. at the end of each row, and turning with 3 ch. At each corner work 3 or 4 tr. to increase.
4th row: Miss 4 stitches, 1 long tr. in the next, *4 ch., 1 D.C. in the first of these ch., 1 long tr. in to the same stitch as that into which the 1st long tr. was worked, repeat from * until there are 9 tr. in the group, miss 4 stitches, 1 D.C. in the next, repeat from the beginning of the row until the groups are worked all round the shawl. Work extra trebles and picots into the corner groups. Fasten off and run in the ends.