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Devil's mistress is a top-down small shawl with a garter stitch body and a very easy lace portion. The design features 2 options: the first one is a ruffly picot bind off and the second one is a beautiful vintage attached edging that looks more complicated than it really is.
The picot bind off option can be made out of a standard 420 yds skein.
The attached edging version requires more yardage and can be made out of 460 yds of fingering weight yarn.
The name of this shawl is a conjunction of 2 things: the lace portion of the shawl is based on a stitch pattern named "Point de Diable" or Devil's stitch, and comes from my favorite old French stitchionary.
The second thing is that I actually worked on this whole shawl watching the 4 episodes of "The Devil?s mistress", an English Civil War mini-series. I was really in love with this historic mini-series and I decided to give it the name of the shawl, particularly with the idea that the 2 options makes a bit of the dichotomous way the main character lead her life: a rich looking version with a lace edging and a rough, rustic looking version with the picot bind off.


 


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$7.79 / ball
Content: 80% Fine Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
Weight: Fingering Weight
Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1 on #1-3 needles (2.25mm - 3.25mm)
Amount: 230 yards/50 gram ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat



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$6.49 / hank
Content: 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk
Weight: Fingering Weight
Gauge: 7 - 8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm)
Amount: 220 yards/50 gram hank
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat



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$5.89 / Ball
Content: 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Stellina
Weight: Fingering Weight
Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1 on #1-3 needles (2.25mm - 3.25mm)
Amount: 231 yards/50 gram Ball
Care: Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low



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$4.69 / ball
Content: 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Weight: Fingering Weight
Gauge: 7 - 8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm)
Amount: 231 yards/50 gram ball
Care: Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low



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$10.99 / hank
Content: 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Weight: Fingering Weight
Gauge: 7 - 8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm)
Amount: 462 yards/100 gram hank
Care: Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low


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