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This is a photo of my great-grandmother, Betty. I remember many happy times as a child, when I was allowed to spend the night at her house. She made me custard with strawberries (which I still love to this day), we played Ludo or watched soccer. Yes, she loved soccer and would get up in the middle of the night to watch a match.

Although she died more than twenty years ago, I still miss her.

A while ago I was knitting a sample for a new design that did not have a name yet, and like a bolt out of the blue it came to me – name it Betty. Who knows, maybe Oma Betty, as I called her, is looking down on me and likes what I’m doing.

So, say hello to my new shawl pattern: Betty

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Betty is a faroese shawl featuring two different lace patterns in the body. Knitted from the top down, it has a lacy knit-on edging. It offers charted as well as written instructions and two options for cast-on. Additional shoulder increase in the first 46 rows shape it so it stays on your shoulders.

Tech-edited by cupani and test-knit by sanita60, joandyer, katneedles, ftmhling, aimeeRN and Nefera.

Size: Approx. 170 cm [67″] Wingspan, 68 cm [27] deep

Materials: Garnstudio Drops Lace (100 g [3.53 oz], 800 m [875 yd], 70% alpaca, 30% silk), 1 hank #3620, Red

Or approx. 688 m [753 yd] laceweight yarn of your choice

3.25 mm [US 3] 80 cm (32″) circular needle, or a size that gives you a fabric you like.

(Designer’s note: I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t.)

8 stitch markers (4 of Color A, 4 of Color B)

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