Rosetta Tharpe PDF
Named for Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll, this shawl designed by Kate Atherley is like Ms. Tharpe – classic in origin and inspiration, drawing on simple elements, but coming together in way that’s both elegant and awesome at the same time. It’s based on the Pi shaping: starts at the center with nine stitches, with an increase round to double the stitch count every so often. The edging stitch pattern is flexible: work until you’ve run out of yarn, or the shawl is the size you want, or you just can’t take it anymore and want to wear the thing. The project requires only basic lace knitting skills, and being worked in the round, there’s none of that pesky purling. The only tricky bit is the start: you begin with a small round, but that’s over quickly.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: 55” diameter; approx. 172.75” around
Yarn Requirements: Approx. 1000 yards of Sport weight yarn; shown in indigodragonfly Uber MerGoat Sport (WEBS does not carry)
Needle(s): US size 7 (4.5mm) DPNS or Magic Loop to start; 16”, 24”, 32”, and 40” circular needles
Gauge: 15 sts & 22 rnds = 4” in St st in the round, blocked