The Hill Top Shawl was inspired by the rolling fields, stone walls, and craggy hills of gorgeous Cumbria in the north of England.
There is an everyday magic to this place, where a touch of untamed wilderness still endures amid a tradition of rural life that reaches back centuries. Cumbria is the ancestral home of Peter Rabbit and the epitome of what William Blake called “England’s green and pleasant land”. It stole my heart years ago and I’ve poured that love into this design: an elegant crescent-shaped shawl with a rustic soul.
I’ve interspersed super simple garter stitch with eye-catching lace panels, and finished it all off with a sweet, engaging picot edge. You might drape this shawl around your shoulders as you nestle in at home with a book, safe from the elements, or wrap it snugly around your neck for comfort as you head out bravely on a weekend hike. This classic accessory will keep you warm and cosy wherever it’s worn.
This is a Curious Handmade Percentage Checklist Pattern™.
It is a written pattern and there is no chart (the lace section is a simple 2 stitch by 2 row repeat)
Approximately 157cm (62”) diameter across
straight top edge
41cm (16”) neck to bottom edge
The Fibre Co Cumbria Fingering 60% merino
wool, 30% brown masham wool, 10% mohair,
300m/328yds per 100g skein, 2 x 100g skeins,
Colour: Scafell Pike
Or Approximately 200g of heavy fingering yarn totaling approximately 600m/656yds
Note: other yarn weights may also be used. Just adjust your needle size to achieve desired gauge.
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles
(or size to obtain gauge)
Note: as this is a heavy fingering weight yarn you may wish to use a 4.5mm (US 7) if your gauge tends to be tight.
18 sts/30 rows = 10cm (4”) in garter stitch after blocking