Whispering Island Shawl

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Whispering Island Shawl is inspired by the landscapes of beautiful Dorset and the fun to be had thereby the young at heart.

Published in Essential Shawls

Description

Cliffs and caves, coastlines and caravans: Whispering Island Shawl is inspired by the landscapes of beautiful Dorset and the fun to be had thereby the young at heart. This generously-sized shawl wants to be slung across your shoulders as you wander through fields, explore forgotten ruins, scramble up hillsides, and toast marshmallows over a campfire.

An elongated triangle shawl with a rounded border, Whispering Island is all about texture. Knit in a rustic DK weight yarn, it features rippling ridges and just a hint of feminine lace in the eyelets along the edge. Although packed with lovely details, this pattern is amazingly easy and fast to knit: the perfect project for a knitter setting off on their first shawl adventure, or for the experienced knitter who wants something simple to finish by the fireside in the long summer evenings of a camping holiday.

Size
One size

Finished Measurements
Approximately 173cm (68”) diameter across straight top edge
64cm (25”) neck to bottom edge

Yarn
Hole & Sons Pure Wool 100% Dorset Poll Pure Wool,
110m/119yds per ball, 6 x 50g balls,
Colour: Fog

The Fibre Company Acadia 60% Merino wool, 20% Baby alpaca, 20% Silk, 133m/145yds per skein, 4 x 50g skeins,
Colour: 2 x Driftwood, 2 x Summersweet

Blacker Yarns Pure Shetland DK 100% Wool, 110m/119yds per ball, 6 x 50g balls,
Colour: Fawn

Or DK weight yarn totaling approximately 660m/714yds

Please Note:
I only used 5 balls of the Hole & Sons wool but had such a small amount left that I allow for 6 balls in the pattern. I used 5 1/2 balls of Blacker Pure Shetland even though it is the same yardage per weight.

Needles
5mm (US 8), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions
Tapestry needle
1 Stitch marker

Gauge
12 sts/20 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking

Additional information

Suggested Yarn

Blacker Yarns Shetland DK

Yarn Weight

DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)

Gauge

Needle size

Yardage

601 – 722 yards (550 – 660 m)

Size available

One size

Languages

English

Published

June 2015

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