Baltic Shawl by Verena Zeilinger

Baltic Shawl

February 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
766 - 1225 yards (700 - 1120 m)
one size
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Inspired by the wonderful landscape of the Baltic States, this big assymetrical shawl combines garterstitch, mosaic sections (slipped stitches) and German shortrows. It is worked flat, from the top centre to the bottom with a lace-weight-mohairyarn held double for MC and a worsted weight yarn for CC. There is no single purlstitch in this pattern! The mosaic sections create an interesting texture along with using two different yarn fibres (mohair & sheep), the shortrows give the shawl its assymetrical shape and create eye-catching graphic elements. All needed techniques are explained or linked to in this pattern.

MATERIALS: 1x 4,5mm/US 7 needles (circular about 150cm/60inches long or more)
3x markers (for marking shortrows and centrestitch)
1x tapestry needle (for weaving in yarnends)

YARN: Lace-Weight-Mohairyarn held double for MC: about 100g or 840m/920yds
(NOTE: MC = two yarns held together!)
For choosing yarns, I recommend using similar shades of colours for both strands of MC, to get the desired pattern/colour effect.
Worsted-Weight-Yarn for CC: about 70g or 280m/306yds
Note: If you’ll use a heavier weight yarn for MC, like a DK or worsted weight yarn, you’ll need just about half the amount of yarn.

Yarn shown in pictures:
MC: Lana Grossa Silkhair in colour 71(orange), about 50g or 420m/460yds & Lana Grossa Silkhair Print in colour 301 (pink), about 50g or 420m/460yds NOTE: both yarns held together!
CC: Lang Yarns Tosca Light in colour 777.0034 (blue-purple), about 70g or 280m/306yds

GAUGE: 9sts x 18rows = 5cm/2inches using Garter Stitch

SKILLS: Garter Stitch, Slipped Stitches, German Shortrows (all explained in pattern!)

MEASUREMENTS: Circumference of triangle shaped Shawl about 480cm/189in