Vintage knitting pattern, Shirley, baby shawl

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Pattern only.
This sale does not include any finished articles.

This pattern was published in a Patons knitting book in Australia, No. R 23, I believe in the early 1950's, however there is no date on the pattern book. and it may well have been earlier than this.

The size given in the pattern for the finished shawl is 45 inches by 45 inches.
This file is in a PDF format with the original pattern pages in one PDF document.
Please let me know if you have any problems downloading or reading the pattern.

The modern photographs are for reference. The wool used was a pure merino baby wool in 3 ply, knitted on the recommended size needles. The pattern was adapted to allow for current fashion in relation to size.

If you would like your shawl to be the same size as the original I strongly suggest that you check your tension as this is an old pattern and today's wool will knit up differently.
Tension given is measured over plain smooth fabric and is 7and a half stitches to 1 inch over width using No. 9 needles. ( I am currently knitting this pattern with a 3 ply baby wool)
Needles required are 1 pair of size 9
My research has found that the current needle sizes are:
Size 9- ( AUS 3.75 mm), ( UK 9), (USA 5 )

If you have any queries please contact through the conversations link or email. I check both.

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A real knitting challenge but worth every stitch.
May 18, 2016 by Tara Coppa

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My most frequently asked question relates to 'scratchy' wool.
I use high quality wool. This is usually Shepherd merino baby wool. Definitely not a 'scratchy' wool.