My Great-Grandmother Zoe celebrated her wedding at her parents’ homestead “Rilsdale” in Pahiatua, New Zealand in the spring of 1914. She wore a gown of ivory crepe de chine veiled with lace, her train trimmed with orange blossoms and pearls. By all accounts Zoe was a strong woman, reportedly the first woman to ride astride in the Wairarapa and her wedding was a very splendid affair.
Rilsdale takes a leaf from Zoe’s book.
She’s an impressive crescent shawl full of terrifically fun techniques and striking details.
Designed to showcase beautiful hand-dyed and gradient yarns, Rilsdale is the perfect pattern for knitters wanting to try their hand at short rows and lace.
Includes links to step-by-step photo tutorials.
Pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited.
Width: approx. 167cm/66” (blocked)
Depth at the widest part: approx. 43cm/17” (blocked)
Yarn: 1 skein of 4 ply Merino/silk 100g = 400m/437yds of fingering weight yarn.
Needles: 4.00mm circular needle at least 60cm long