Brangian by Bronwyn Parry


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January 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 875 yards (400 - 800 m)
small, medium and large shawl
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In the old tales of Tristan and Iseult, Brangian was Iseult’s faithful companion, who travelled far from her own land to serve her Princess. This shawl, with its textured lace columns, subtly shifting to form a border flowing into the scalloped edging, is not as stunning as some lace shawls, but like Brangian the handmaiden, it is quietly beautiful.

Instructions for both an All-Lace version and the original deep lace border on a stockinette base are included. This is a triangular shawl, knitted from the top centre back down. The instructions are provided for three sizes – a small shawl, medium shawl and a large shawl - and in two formats, as charts, and as ‘uncharts’, an easy to read format for those who prefer written instructions. The pattern is suitable for beginner and experienced lace knitters.

Small shawl measurements after blocking: depth: 28” (72cm); width: 53.5” (136cm).

NOTES: A revised version of the pattern was uploaded on September 6, 2010, with additional information for varying the pattern, including instructions for an All-Lace version, for beading the shawl, and for varying the size.

ERRATA: In the version uploaded on Sept 6, 2010, the symbols for k2tog and ssk were inadvertently reversed in the key to symbols. A corrected version has been uploaded on Sept 28, 2010.

There’s some more information about the pattern, including frequently asked questions, and progressive yarn usage tables at:

Please come and join our Brangian KAL group to share the enjoyment of knitting this shawl!