Icarus Shawl PDF
This Icarus Shawl by Miriam Felton was inspired by a lace motif in Sophia Caulfeild’s Dictionary of Needlework, first published in 1882. The top-down construction allows the design to flow downward, giving the feeling of feathers dripping from a stick frame, just as in Greek mythology, Icarus’ feathers melted from their frame as he came too close to the sun.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: 72” wingspan x 36” deep
Yarn Requirements: 1200 yards of lace weight yarn; shown in Jaggerspun Zephyr in ‘Pewter’
Needle(s): US size 3 (3.25mm) 24” circular needle
Gauge: 21 sts & 38 rows = 4” in St st, blocked