19 miles to the Isle of Wight,
Shall I get there by candlelight ?
Yes, if your fingers go lissom and light.
You’ll get there by candlelight.
Lissom is knitted from the bottom up using Shetland lace patterns. A length of Queen’s Lace is knitted for the border, involving lace knitting on both knit and purl rows over a maximum of 22 stitches. Stitches are then picked up along the straight side in order to work the simpler Candlelight pattern for the shawl body, decreasing as you work. Join the remaining few stitches with either a 3-needle bind off or Kitchener stitch. The resulting shawl is triangular with an upper curved edge.
The yarn used is hand-dyed Literally Yarn, which is only available in small quantities in any colour. To substitute, choose a smooth lace weight yarn of about 800 metres / 874 yards to 100g.