Monday, June 30, 2008

DESDEMONA Beaded Lace Shawl

[update 14 Mar. 10]

Desdemona Beaded Lace Shawl available for $6.

The story of Othello and Desdemona may be familiar, but did you know that the tragedy turned upon a lace scarf?

Early in their relationship, Othello gave Desdemona a gift: a lace scarf. Evil Iago stole Desdemona’s scarf then told Othello that Desdemona was having an affair. To support his lie, Iago told Othello that Desdemona gave the scarf to her lover.

Othello confronted Desdemona. Othello demanded that Desdemona show him the scarf, but she (obviously) couldn’t find it. This was the proof he needed of her infidelity, and he killed her.

Here she is, portrayed by Frederic Leighton (1888).

Tragic, yes. Also, great knitting inspiration. This scarf must be soft enough, delicate enough, and beautiful enough to honor Mrs. Desdemona.

Teardrop Lace: A simple eyelet lace pattern, easy to memorize, great for a beginning lace knitter. Pattern .pdf includes chart and line-by-line lace pattern instructions.

Includes instructions for optional bead detailing to signify sparkling teardrops on the scarf.

The Lana Grossa Babykid is the softest mohair yarn I've ever touched. And I've touched a lot of mohair.

Just $6.00 for a PDF download.


Courtenay said...

hey, I have this yarn, same color! I really like what you did with it! I love the story behind it, too.

Ashley said...

That is a beautiful shawl. You must be very talented to be able to do that and I'm sure it takes a lot of time and practice. I would love to learn.