The Badbury shawl is offered in two gauges, one for 4 ply yarns and the other for sport weight. Following an ‘interesting’ game of yarn chicken on the first sport weight prototype, the pattern was re-knitted in 4 ply and worked fine with the extra yardage and smaller needles. However, I loved my Corriedale sport weight version which I was wearing daily by then so much, that I reworked the pattern so nobody else had to play chicken like I had. The result – 2 different but very similar patterns supplied as two separate pdfs.
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Anthriscus is a ‘V’ shaped shawl knit from tip to tip, starting at one end and increasing to the centre, working contrast central section with short rows then working decreases in the third colour to the opposite tip. When worn wrapped around, the first and third colours overlap and the third colour is not visible. This means you can play with fun colour contrasts and include a colour that you like, but don’t want to wear close to your face.
Knitted in textured stitches on 5mm needles the Fenella yarn creates a lovely fabric with fabulous drape.
Launched on 2nd June 2015 to coincide with the 175th anniversary of Thomas Hardy’s birth at Higher Bockhampton in Dorset. Common’s Drape takes it’s name from the Thomas Hardy poem ‘On a Heath’.
This deep ‘V’ shaped shawl is knitted from the top down. Starting with a garter tab, it then combines three different textured sections with contrasting garter stripes. Each textured section is easily mastered and being worked on a 4mm needle makes this a quick but interesting knit. The ‘V’ shape is deep at the back and the sides wrap and sit nicely at the neck and to the front.
This stunning but simple ‘V” shaped shawl features a bold art deco colour scheme and optional decorative tassles. Knitted from the top down in stocking stitch, the shawl is available in two sizes: Medium and Large (shown).
Part of the Knits for a Cold Climate Collection a collaboration with Susan Crawford and Karie Westerman – a collection of single patterns inspired by Nancy Mitford, her life and her works.
Lewth is Dorset dialect for ‘shelter’ or ‘warmth’ and that is certainly what this shawl offers. A wide V shaped shawl knitted from side to side, it uses double knitting yarn. Starting with a few stitches you increase until you get to the mid point then you start decreasing. The stitch pattern is a shifting 2 x 2 rib which works in one direction as you increase and the other as you decrease, this creates a ‘V’ shape in the stitch pattern which follows the line/shape of the shawl. The pattern is a simple 4 stitch, 8 row repeat, easy to memorise and read from your knitting.
The Clemmie drape is my first pattern for the Knits for a Cold Climate collection under the Susan Crawford Vintage label.
Knitted on 4mm needles, the Fenella creates a fine open fabric with wonderful drape which makes it an elegant finishing touch for formal wear but, as our model remarked, is surprisingly warm making it also ideally suited as elegant outer wear.
Derwentwater is a single skein shawl knitted in 4ply/fingering weight yarn on 4mm (US6) needles. Designed as a beginners shawl, it combines a simple 2 stitch 4 row textured pattern repeat with a 9 stitch 8 row lace repeat. The pattern is easy to remember and work, making it a quick knit for more experienced knitters.
It is named after Derwentwater in the Lake District, England and the stich patterns represent the ripples of the water on the lake and the peaks of the surrounding hills.
Mainline featured in the Quince & Co. Scarves etc. 2013 collection. It uses Quince & Co Chickadee yarn, a 100% American wool 4ply/fingering yarn, here in the Bird’s egg shade, and is knitted up on 3.75mm (US5) needles. The pattern contains both written and charted instructions.
Knitted lengthwise from the bottom up does mean a bit of a mammoth cast on, but if you use markers you can place them each repeat as you cast on, which helps you keep track and not have to count lots of stitches. By the time you reach the first set of decreases you’re over half way through your project.
The pattern uses a Shetland lace stitch called Crown of Glory, also known as Cat’s Paw, interspersed with a fern lace stitch through which the increases are made.
The finished shawl is crescent shaped and there are two versions; one with the final lace repeat creating a ruffle, (above) and the other with a slightly different repeat that still uses the Crown of Glory stitch but doesn’t increase stitches through a fern lace motif and is therefore not ruffled (below).
Wraparound Eyelet Shawlette
can be knitted in a single yarn or in multiple yarns.For the sock yarn leftovers version, a main colour yarn is used throughout for the eyelet rows and the stocking stitch sections are knitted with contrast yarns.
The pattern gives a breakdown of the actual yardages of yarn needed for each contrast section to help you plan your project. However, this can also be knitted in a single yarn or with double knitting yarns for a larger even warmer shawl.
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This shawl is worked from the bottom up and instructions are given for two sizes – medium and large, although you can work as many repeats of the 6 row stitch pattern as you choose or have yarn for.
The medium takes approx 120 yards of each colour and the large 200 yards of each colour.
Ideally yarns should have a bit of loft and bounce to them to really bring out the stitch pattern. Yarns with a tighter twist don’t look so great. Colour combination is important also in terms of getting a nice contrast and not losing the stitch pattern.
Medium – 150cm/59” wide, 30cm/11.5” drop at central point
Large – 190cm/77” wide, 44cm/18” drop at central point
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