Queen Anne’s Revenge is a cloister shell pattern shawl made in 100% cotton. The size is an estimate since it’s roughly the same size as another shawl i made, so it might be off with a centimeter but no more.
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[Queen Anne’s Revenge was an early-18th-century frigate, most famously used as a flagship by the pirate Blackbeard (Edward Thatch).]
Tamsen Donner is a shawl made in 100% cotton, the pattern is a free pattern called the cloister pattern. Commission work for Anne Sturtevant.
[Tamsen was married to George Donner, an older widower. In the spring of 1846 she set off with George, their five daughters ages 13 to 3, and some 80 other men, women and children on the California-Oregon Trail, bound for San Francisco Bay. As everyone knows, the Donner Party was trapped in the Sierra Nevada by freak early snows and resorted to cannibalism to survive.]
Martha Needle is a 100% cotton shawl, made in both Grandma and Virus pattern (pattern by Jinty Lyons, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/virus-meets-granny-shawl) Though not made exactly as she described (less grandma pattern in this shawl for sale).
I made a slight calculation error in one of the bottom half rows, so it’s not symmetrical, though not at all as crooked as it might look in the photo while laying flat – I refer to the photos of my daughter wearing it, and the photo of it hanging.
[Martha Needle was an Australian woman known for poisoning her husband, three children and future brother-in-law. She was hanged on 22 October 1894 at the age of 30. Martha was convicted for the murder of Louis Juncken, brother of her fiancé Otto Juncken, on 15 May 1894. Although Martha collected substantial sums of insurance money, her exact motive for murdering her family has not been determined. Several times she stated her innocence, but she was eventually hanged.]
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Midnight Mary is a 100% cotton shawl, made for Anne Sturtevant.
[Midnight Mary was known by the name Mary E. Hart, but today most people in New Haven, CT, know her as Midnight Mary. The story goes that Mary was accidentally buried alive after a swoon. One of her relatives then had vivid nightmares about Mary and had her body exhumed. Upon doing so, the exhumers found grisly confirmation that Mary had been buried alive.]
Nannie Doss is a 100% cotton shawl in a “grandma” pattern, with tassles.
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[Nannie Doss (born Nancy Hazel, November 4, 1905 – June 2, 1965) was an American serial killer responsible for the deaths of 11 people between the 1920s and 1954. Nannie Doss was referred to as the Giggling Granny, the Lonely Hearts Killer, the Black Widow, and Lady Bluebeard.]
This shawl is made in 100% cotton, it’s made in a “virus” pattern.
The rainbow shawl is made for my childhood friend Six. The black one is made for my neighbor Anita, and the orange is made for myself. The rainbow and orange shawl are both made with the same 98% acrylic 2%polyester yarn as many of the other shawls i did up to this point. And the black is 100% acrylic.