Miriam Felton 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. Lace patterns are both charted and written out.
Sizes: One Size
Wingspan – 72”
Depth – 36”
Yarn Requirements: 1200 yards of lace weight yarn; shown in Jaggerspun Zephyr (50% Merino Wool/ 50% Silk; 100g/1120yds) shown in ‘Pewter’
Needles: US 3 (3.25mm) 24” circular
Gauge: 21 sts and 38 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, blocked