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Laura Patterson of Fiber Dreams shares the inspiration for
her Aquitania shawl..."In the year 800, Charlemagne, also
known as Charles the Great, became the first emperor in Europe since the
collapse of the Roman Empire three centuries before. Aquitania was one of
the regions under his rule. A portion of Aquitania is now known as
Aquitaine, a region in southern France on the Bay of Biscay."
Crescent is worked from a long cast on, through the lace
and garter stitch short rows for shaping, to the bind off edge.
Size (length measured along
top of lace just under short rows): 9 x
52, 10 x 63 (11 x 76, 12 x 89) inches; 23 x 132, 25 x 160 (28 x 193, 30.5 x
Yarn: fingering weight; 350,
450 (550, 650) yards.
knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, YO, s1-k2tog-psso, 3/3LC, 3/3RC, garter stitch,
stitch markers optional, cable needle optional.
Charted and written.