Barmah Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Barmah Shawl

March 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
600 - 605 yards (549 - 553 m)
one size
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Barmah is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning “meeting place”. I felt this was an apt name for this shawl with its trio of colours meeting along the way. Barmah knits up quickly in a DK weight yarn, for a cosy and satisfying project. Worked from the top down, the repeats are easily adjusted to make the most of your yardage. Choose 3 colours from the same family for an ombre effect, or go wild and create a technicolour dream-version.

Suitable for advanced beginner knitters.

Wing span (across top): 86”/ 218cm
Depth: 18.5”/ 47cm

DK weight / 8 ply, Colours A and B (CA, CB) 210 yds / 192m per colour, Colour C (CC) 185 yds / 170m
Samples shown in: Madelinetosh DK Twist (100% merino, 250 yds / 229m per 100 g skein), Gossamer, Night Bloom & Purple Basil.

US 8 / 5mm circular needles

2 Stitch markers, tapestry needle

15 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter st. (blocked)

Gauge is not crucial for this project; however, variations in gauge will affect yardage and final dimensions

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