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This pattern is based on the “Shetland Wool Veil for Infant’s Wear,” which was published in “The Peterson’s Magazine” exactly 150 years ago, in March of 1864. The original pattern was written by the prolific Mrs. Jane Weaver, and it uses a half-yard starting chain to create a small veil “suitable for infant wear.” I crocheted a facsimile of the original garment, which produced a small shawl which could be used for an 18” doll.

The shawl which I designed is similar to the original pattern in that both begin with a long starting chain, have a crochet chain mesh ground, and a shell bottom edging. The original pattern decreases at the sides of the ground, ending the ground at about half the original width. The Shell edging is then worked around the sides and bottom edge of the ground. As I said, it makes a nice doll-sized shawl…

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