Badbury by Tess Young


November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
760 - 800 yards (695 - 732 m)
one size - two gauges - please see notes
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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.

Pattern Details
Shown in Old Maiden Aunt MCN 4 ply in Aniseed and Ghillie Dhu
4 ply version
3.75mm (US5) needles
2 skeins of 4 ply yarn of 400yds per skein
gauge - 18sts x 48 rows = 10 x 10cm in garter stitch.
measurements - inner edge 72in / 183cm , outer edge 112.5in / 286cm, drop 15.5in / 39cm

Sportweight version
Shown in Old Maiden Aunt Corriedale sport in Famous Blue Raincoat and Real Nice Party
4mm (US6) needles
2 skeins of sport weight yarn of 380 yds per skein
gauge - 16 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10cm in garter stitch.
measurements - inner edge 79 in/201cm , outer edge 130in/330cm, drop 17in/43cm