Perhaps I should love all my creations equally, but I can’t help it. This shawl is definitely my most favourite design to date. I loved knitting it (so quick & easy) and I love wearing it (so big & bold & warm). Can you see how it’s constructed? First of all you knit a central square, in this case I used a counterpane design from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Needlework. Then you bind off the top of the square, and knit 3 triangles onto the other sides. That’s it! As well as this pattern, I’m also working on a short guide to knitting these “counterpane shawls” as I call them. In the meantime though,
I’m looking for a few test knitters for this one – 2 for the large size, and 2 for the small size (shown). Thanks, everyone! I’ve now emailed my lovely test knitters. Here are the details:
YARN: I used an aran-weight yarn doubled up, but you can use a bulky/super bulky yarn like Rowan Big Wool or Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky. Approx. 600m / 656yds [800m / 875yds] of aran-weight yarn held double (including yarn needed for fringe). or approx. 350m / 383yds [465m / 509yds] of super bulky yarn. (Remember that if you use super bulky yarn, your fringe will also be chunkier).
NEEDLES: 12mm (US 17) 80cm / 32in long circular needles.
GAUGE: Isn’t too important, as long as the lace looks open & clear. The central square will be about 44 cm wide, and the total wingspan around 170 cm.
DEADLINE: 17 Oct. Should be pleeenty of time as these knit up really quick.
If you’re interested, leave a comment below & I’ll get in touch. :)