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Laura Patterson of Fiber Dreams' shares her inspiration
for Cecily..."Fifteen years ago I’d certainly heard of
Oscar Wilde, though the only piece I was familiar with was his terrifying
Picture of Dorian Gray. Just thinking of that story still sends shivers up
my spine. I’d no idea that the same author was responsible for the
delightful story, An Ideal Husband, or my current favorite, The Importance
of Being Earnest. Wilde said that the theme of “Earnest” was “that we should
treat all trivial things in life very seriously, and all serious things of
life with a sincere and studied triviality.” The third pattern I’ve named
for a character in “Earnest,” Cecily is just as dreamy as the person she was
Shawl is worked in two pieces, each worked from the outer
edge to the center. The two pieces are grafted together to form the finished
shawl. The nupps are only on the outer edges. As each side the shawl
progresses, the stitches become simpler.
12 x 55 (17 x 60, 22 x 74) inches; 30.5 x 139.5 (43 x 152.5, 56 x 188) cm.
lace weight; 400 650, 1000 yards.
k2tog, ssk, YO, s1-k2tog-psso, nupps, grafting.
stitch markers (optional), yarn needle.
Charted and written.