What could be more elegant than diamonds and circles? This shawl features several diamond motifs charted by Dorothy Reade in the 1960s for a book she was working on. The unpublished manuscript was given to me by her daughter, when I was working on research for my own book, Successful Lace Knitting: Celebrating the Work of Dorothy Reade. Dorothy was so prolific, that it was impossible for me to include all of her work in that book. Here, I present a collection of motifs that have hitherto been unpublished. Although some may seem familiar to you—because they have undoubtedly been “unvented” by many designers over the years —I’ve used Dorothy Reade’s hand-written notes and hand-drawn charts to knit this sample. Size: Approx 72" (183cm) diameter, blocked Gauge: Approx 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st, blocked Note: gauge will vary as fabric is stretched differently closer to and further from increase rounds.