Shawls, Wraps & Drapes…

Despite the fact that few knits come closer to being a woollen hug, the delights of shawls appear largely under-appreciated by non-knitters.
As knitters we know the value of a good shawl and that they’re totally addictive to knit.
Shawls come in all shapes, sizes and knitting procresses so there’s always something for the knitter and the wearer.

Click on the headings below each shawl slideshow to see all the ‘drop down’ information you’ll need to choose the perfect shawl for you.

Latest Release

FUBC 2 Shawl

FUBC 2

The FUBC 2 pattern was originally designed and released to mark the completion of my good friend Susan Crawford’s Cancer treatment, to honour the amazing women with whom she shared that journey, and to raise funds for the local Cancer Care charity that supported them through it.

Originally designed using Susan’s limited edition yarn, Ghyll, it would also be fabulous in Susan’s Hand dyed Bluem sock yarn or you could choose your favourite sock or sportweight yarn and make it truly your own.

This wrap is knit from tip to tip with a garter body and knit as you go lace edging.

Size

Outside wingspan – 230 cm / 90 inches
Inner wingspan – 140cm / 55 inches
Width/depth – 29/5cm / 11.5 inches

Yarn & Gauge

Sample shown in:

Susan Crawford Ghyll, Sportweight, 100% Lancashire Lonk wool, (300m / 328yds per 100g skein)
1 skein, shade Jo – Main Colour
1 skein, shade Natural – Contrast Colour

21 sts and 38 rows = 10cm (4in) over striped garter stitch knitted flat, before blocking. 19 sts and 33 rows = 10cm (4in) over garter stitch knitted flat, after blocking.

Needles and Materials

4.5mm (US 7) circular needle (60cm in length) or needle required to achieve gauge

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The English Language pattern PDF download is 12 pages with 3 pages being the pattern instructions supplement by a full image gallery.

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Badbury

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.

The combination of the garter stitch and contrasts sections work up in such a way that the shawl is reversible and some people prefer the reverse side to the right side.

Size

4 ply version: Inner edge 72in / 183cm , outer edge 112.5in / 286cm, drop 15.5in / 39cm
Sportweight version: Inner edge 79 in/201cm , outer edge 130in/330cm, drop 17in/43cm

Yarn & Gauge

4 ply
2 skeins of 4 ply yarn of 400yds per skein 
Gauge – 18sts x 48 rows = 10 x 10cm in garter stitch.
Sample in Old Maiden Aunt Merino Cashmere Nylon in Aniseed and Ghillie Dhu (green)

Sportweight
2 skeins of sport weight yarn of 380 yds per skein
Gauge – 16 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10cm in garter stitch 
Sample in Old Maiden Aunt Corriedale sport in Famous Blue Raincoat and Real Nice Party (pink)

Needles & Materials

4ply Version: 3.75mm (US5) needles 
Sportweight Version: 4mm (US6) needles

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The pattern is provided as a 9 page PDF download combining both 4 play and Sportweight patterns.
Pages 1-4: 4 ply version
Pages 5-9: Sportweight Version
You can read more about this pattern in this blog post

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Anthriscus

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.

Size

Wingspan along top edge = 234cm (93 inches)
Drop = 46cm (18 inches)

Yarn & Gauge

Yarn, Susan Crawford Fenella 2 ply 100% pure new British wool (124m / 135 yes per 25g skein) 
Colour A – Caramel – 2 Skeins 
Colour B – Sloe Gin – 1 Skein 
Colour C – Verdigris – 2 skeins

TENSION (after blocking)
24 sts and 27 rows = 10cm (4in) in stitch pattern after blocking

Needles & Materials

5mm (US8) needles, or size required to achieve gauge

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The pattern is provided as a 4 page PDF download
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Heywood Hill

This stunning but simple shawl features a bold art deco colour scheme and optional decorative tassles. Knitted from the top downin stocking stitch, the shawl is available in two sizes 

Size

Medium 
Spine Depth : 58cm (23in) 
Shorter Span: 140cm (55in) 
Longer Span: 210cm (82.5in)

Large 
Spine Depth : 70cm (27.5in) 
Shorter Span: 184cm (72.5in) 
Longer Span: 240cm (94.5in)

Yarn & Gauge


Samples:
Large 
5 skeins of shade Myristica 
1 skein of shade Atomic Red 
1 skein of shade Phthalo 
1 skein of shade Limoncello
Medium 
3 skeins of shade Roman Plaster 
1 skein of shade Delicot 
1 skein of shade Columbine 
1 skein of shade Constance Spry

Gauge: 17.5 stitches and 37 rows = 10 cm
in stocking stitch worked on larger needle after blocking

Materials

1 pair of 2.75mm (US 2) needles 
1 pair of 4mm (US 6) needles 
1 removable Stitch marker

Beads (optional ) Gutermann Rocailles 9/0 – 
Large: 3g each of colours 1265 (yellow) 8360 (light green), 4295 (light red) 
Medium: 9g of clear beads (col.1016)

Format

The pattern is provided as a 4 page PDF download.
You can read more about this pattern in this blog post

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Clemmie

This stunning drape features a delicate simple lace edging with contrasting sash also knitted in this decorative eyelet stitch. The main drape is knitted in one piece with options to knit in one colour or two.

Size

120cm wide x 55 cm deep

Yarn

Yarn, Susan Crawford Fenella 2 ply 100% pure new British wool (124m / 135 yes per 25g skein) 

Main body one colour, drape in contrast colour
5 skeins – Atomic Red – yarn A
1 skein – Jonquil – yarn B

Option Two (not shown) Main body worked in two colours, drape worked in main colour
4 skeins – Marriner – yarn A (MC)
2 skeins – Porcellana – yarn B (CC)

Gauge
– 22 sts and 31 rows = 10cm (4in) using 4mm needles over stocking stitch before blocking
– 20 sts and 32 rows = 10cm (4in) using 4mm needles over stocking stitch after blocking

Materials

1 pair 4mm (US 6) needles or size required to achieve gauge
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Format

The pattern is provide as a 7 page PDF with the pattern Instructions covering 5 pages
You can read more about this design in this blog post

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Common’s Drape

Launched on 2nd June 2015 to coincide with the 175th anniversary of Thomas Hardy’s birth at Higher Bockhampton in Dorset, 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.
Common’s Drape takes it’s name from the Thomas Hardy poem ‘On a Heath’, which starts:
I could hear a gown-skirt rustling 
Before I could see her shape, 
Rustling through the heather 
That wove the common’s drape, 
On that evening of dark weather 
When I hearkened, lips agape.

Size

Wingspan – 54 inches / 137cm
Drop – 21 inches / 53 cm

Yarn & Gauge

Old Maiden Aunt 4 ply Shetland fingering 183 meters / 50 grams:
Colour A: 2 x 50g skeins
Colour B: 1 x 50g skein
Sample: Jasper (main) and Blow Winds Blow (contrast)

Gauge: 22.5 stitches and 32 rows = 10 cm
in Garter stitch

Needles & Materials

4mm (US6) needles, or needle size to achieve gauge
Tapestry needle

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The pattern is provided as a 4 page English Language PDF download
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Hawserlaid

‘Laid’ is the traditional term for twist in rope and string construction and ‘hawser’ refers to the three strands, so a hawser-laid rope is a three-strand twisted rope. The 3×3 traveling or twisted rib stitch imitates the texture and appearance of heavy string or rope. You will see your knitting take on this characteristic more and more as you knit. You can then decide how much you want to block this out once you’re done.
This shawl/scarf is knitted sideways from tip to tip.

Size

741⁄2″ [189 cm] wingspan and 13″ [33 cm] deep at center

Yarn & Gauge

Yarn: Tern by Quince & Co
(75% wool, 25% silk; 221yd [202m]/50g)
3 skeins – shown in Dusk

42 sts and 35 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in spiral rib stitch pattern, before blocking
27 sts and 33 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in spiral rib stitch pattern, after blocking.

Needles & Materials

Needles : 3.5mm (US4) or size required to achieve gauge
Tapestry Needle

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This pattern is supplied as a 4 page English Language PDF download.
To read more about this design, please see this blog post

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Mainline

Mainline is all about texture and shape. A simple textured edge to avoid curl, and a raised main stitch; the crescent shaped will hug you around the neck and shoulders.

It is knitted lengthwise from the bottom up which 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.

Once established, the main pattern is easy to follow from reading your knitting on both right and wrong side and the knitting speeds along. By the time you reach the first set of decreases you’re over half way through your project.

The pattern contains both written and charted instructions and the scarf comprises 18 repeats of the pattern section. You can easily add more sections if you want a longer/wider scarf.

Size

37 ½inches /  95 cm wingspan across top edge and 6 ½ inches / 16.5 cm long at points 

Yarn & Gauge

Yarn 
Chickadee by Quince & Co. 
(100% American wool; 181yd 166m/50g) 
2 skeins Bird’s Egg 106 
Gauge 
36 sts and 34 rows = 4” 10 cm in twisted stitch pattern, before blocking 
27 sts and 35 rows = 4” 10 cm in twisted stitch pattern, after blocking.

Needles & Materials

Needles 
•One 32” circular needle (circ) in size US 5 3.75 mm or size to obtain gauge 
Notions 
• Stitch markers (m) 
• Tapestry needle 

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The pattern is supplied as a 5 page English Language PDF download and include full written and chart instructions.
To find out more about this design, please see this blog post

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Wraparound

This is a shawl originally designed for using up sock yarn leftovers. It’s a quick and easy knit using Knit, Purl and Yarn Overs to create the pattern, and an optional picot cast off which combines casting on and off to create a pretty edge.

The finished shawl is crescent shaped so will wrap around your shoulders in a hug and it tends to stay put without a shawl pin. It will also hang nicely at the front if you prefer.

First released in 2011, the shawl originally came one one size. The updated pattern (March 2019) has added medium and large sizes.

Size

Small 
Inside edge – 56 inches /142cm 
Outside edge – 100 inches /254cm 
Drop – 13.5 inches /36cm

Medium 
Inside edge – 63 inches / 160cm 
Outside edge – 140 inches / 355cm 
Drop – 17.5 inches / 44cm

Large 
Inside edge – 80 inches / 203cm 
Outside edge – 179 inches / 455cm 
Drop – 20.5 inches / 52cm

Yarn & Gauge

Small: 390m of Main colour 
153m of Contrasting colours 
Medium: 490m of Main colour 
243m of Contrasting colours 
Large: 600m of Main colour 
361m of Contrasting colours

The pattern gives a complete breakdown of the yardage needed for each contrast section. You need between 2.5m for the first contrast section to 63m for the final contrast section on the largest size. Perfect for using up leftovers of special precious yarns.

19 stitches and 36 rows in pattern stitch

Needles & Materials

Needles: 4.0 mm (US 6) or size needed to achieve gauge
Tapestry needle

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The pattern is supplied as a 4 page English Language PDF download

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Lewth

’Lewth’ is Dorset dialect for ‘shelter’ or ‘warmth’ which can be found in the poetry of Thomas Hardy and/or William Barnes, who between them have probably done most to preserve the dialect I grew up hearing, but which is now rarely spoken.

Lewth is worked sideways from tip to tip increasing as you go to the mid point then 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 tip to tip construction makes it ideal if you want to use up every last bit of yarn – weigh your yarn at the start, stop increasing when you’re half way through your yarn and then start decreasing.
The pattern is a simple 4 stitch 8 row repeat.

Size

Wingspan – 63 inches/160cm
Depth/Drop – 17 inches/43cm

Yarn & Gauge

Yarn
Juno Fibre Arts, Milly DK – 115g = 250yds/229m)
2 x 115g skeins

Gauge
24 sts and 24 rows = 10cm (4in) using 4mm needles over stitch pattern after blocking

Needles & Materials

4mm (US6) needles or needles required to achieve gauge
tapestry needle

Format & Related Blog Posts

The pattern is supplied a a 3 page English Language PDF download
To read more about this design, please see this blog post

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Derwentwater

This pattern was designed as a beginners shawl combining 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 stitch patterns represent the ripples of the water on the lake and the peaks of the surrounding hills.

Size

one size
wingspan – 52inches / 134cm,
drop at central spine – 18 inches / 46cm

Yarn & Gauge

Eden Cottage Bowland 4 ply, 100g = 399m
1 x 100g skein
Shown in the ‘Night Sky’ colourway

Needles & Materials

4mm (US6) needles
Tapestry Needle

Format & Related Blog Posts

The pattern is supplied as 4 page English Language PDF Download

To find out more about this design, please see this blog post

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