(The twilight in Shetland in the summer)
This shawl begins with a Shetland construction method to create the center triangle. Stitches are then easily picked up from the yarn over loops that are formed down two sides. The rest of the shawl is worked outwards in a semi-circular construction using two different sized needles to create a simple and fun stitch pattern. The shawl is then finished with a little bit of lace and a picot bind off.
Approx 39 inches/ 99cms across curved edge of shawl and 14 ½ inches/ 37cms in depth at center back.
US 6/4mm 32 inch circular
US 10.5/6.5mm 32 inch circular needle
350 yards fingering weight yarn or 300 yards lace weight yarn. Shown in: Blue Moon Fiber Arts “STR Lightweight” (369 yrds/329m/4.5 oz/127g; 100% Superwash Merino) colour “True Blood” and Malabrigo Lace (470 yrds/50g/100% Merino)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
20 sts and 40 rows= 4 inches/10cm in Garter Stitch on US 6/4mm needles.
(Exact gauge is not crucial as there is a generous amount of give in this shawl at the blocking stage).