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Welcome to Historic Needlecrafts- Patterns from the past brought back to life for modern knitters

This pattern is a reproduction of a Victorian knitting pattern from 1870 for a neckerchief or lace shawl to go around the neck. The body of the shawl is knitted in one piece with lace edging that is knitted separately and then sewn on to the body of the shawl. No materials are recommented for this Victorian shawl but I would try a lace or fingering weight yarn with appropriate needles for the size of the yarn chosen.

Contact me with any knitting questions.

This is a great pattern for a civil war reenactment.

Pattern contains 5 pages.

This item is for the pattern and not the finished article.

Free gift pattern for Victorian mittens will be sent with your purchase.

A Digitally Cleaned and Restored Reprint published in PDF format, 5 pages in total. Delivered via email within 24 to 48 hours of the receipt of your payment if not sooner!

What is PDF format? It is the format used by Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have the correct software, you can get it from www.adobe.com. The beautiful thing about PDF files is that they are formatted and paginated which means that they are very easy to read (when compared with plain text files) and they are ready to print!

Copyright Notice

This pattern book is reproduced from my personal collection of antique books, booklets and magazines from the 1800's to the early 1900's. They are now in the Public Domain, their Copyright has expired. The reproduced version that I am selling, including its text and images are copyrighted to me, Deborah Decker with all Rights Reserved.

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Victorian Knitted Lace Shawl or Neckerchief Knitting pattern Antique Vintage 1870 PDF


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