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Proserpine by Karie Westermann


The inspiration for Proserpine comes from the 19th century artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  Among his works is a painting of Proserpine, The Roman Goddess of Spring. 

This half circular shawl is just the thing for spring days to cover your shoulders.

Proserpine is knitted in stocking stitch with small pretty lace sections which cleverly incorporate the increases making it ideal to showcase a stunning 4 ply yarn. 


172cm x 86cm at deepest point.

Suggested Wool

The Knitting Goddess Britsock 100g 400m


Yarns from the Plain Mobberley 100g 333m


Eden Cottage Yarns BFL Sock 100g 400m

732 - 777 metres 4 ply wool. 

Tools / Materials

4.5mm (US7) circular needles 80cm or longer.

4 stitch markers (optional).


2 sts and 24 rows measured over 10cm square.  Karie advises that row gauge is more important than stitch count as it determines the size of the shawl.  If you row gauge is very different you may want to consider increasing or decreasing your needle size.  However, please bear in mind the drape of your fabric.


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