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Pattern - Truly Myrtle “Rilsdale”


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My Great-Grandmother Zoe celebrated her wedding at her parents’ homestead “Rilsdale” in Pahiatua, New Zealand in the spring of 1914. She wore a gown of ivory crepe de chine veiled with lace, her train trimmed with orange blossoms and pearls. By all accounts Zoe was a strong woman, reportedly the first woman to ride astride in the Wairarapa and her wedding was a very splendid affair.

Rilsdale takes a leaf from Zoe’s book.

She’s an impressive crescent shawl full of terrifically fun techniques and striking details.

Designed to showcase beautiful hand-dyed and gradient yarns, Rilsdale is the perfect pattern for knitters wanting to try their hand at short rows and lace.

Includes links to step-by-step photo tutorials.

Width: approx. 66″/167 cm (blocked)
Depth at the widest part: approx. 17″/43 cm (blocked)

25 sts/40 rows = 4″/10 cm in garter stitch after wet blocking. (If your gauge is tight, you may end up with a smaller shawl. If it’s too loose you may run out of yarn.)

1 skein of 4-ply merino/silk by Gradient (50% Silk/50% merino) 100 g = 437 yds/400 m in colourway “Stringy Bark”.
Approx. 437 yds/400 m of fingering-weight yarn.

Size US 6/4 mm circular needle, at least 24″/60 cm long. (Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge).
14 stitch markers

2 balls