Britomartis Shawl by Tori Gurbisz

Britomartis Shawl

January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
475 - 550 yards (434 - 503 m)
One Size - 80 in/203cm wingspan, 20.5 in/52cm depth
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This pattern is available individually and as part of the Poseidon’s Realm, Part One pattern collection.

A shallow triangular shawl that is perfect for wrapping up in or winding around your neck, thanks to its generous size. Named for Britomartis, a virgin huntress who was relentlessly pursued by the king of Crete, to escape him she leapt off a cliff into the sea. She was caught in fishermen’s nets and pulled to safety. Artemis rewarded Britomartis for her virtue by granting her immortality as Dictynna, goddess of the nets. The net-like stitch pattern is reminiscent of the fishermen’s nets, but much softer when knit up in a lovely merino/cashmere/nylon blend!

This shawl is worked from the bottom up. The pattern begins with a provisional cast on and working a small portion of the edging. The main body stitches are then picked up from the top of the edging and from there the body and edging are worked in one piece. It is easy to alter the size of the shawl by either binding off earlier if you run out of yarn or by choosing a different weight of yarn. When using different weights of yarn for this shawl, try these suggested needle sizes for proper drape:

Lace - US 5-6 (3.75-4mm)
Sock/Fingering - US 6-7 (4-4.5mm)
Sport - US 7-9 (4-5.5mm)
DK - US 9 -10 (5.5-6mm)
Bulky - US 13-15 (9-10mm)

This pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

Materials: MC - Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Worsted MCN, 80% merino wool/10% cashmere/10% nylon, 187 yards, shown in Badlands - 2 skeins.
CC - Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Worsted MCN, 80% merino
wool/10% cashmere/10% nylon, 187 yards, shown in Mare - 1 skein.
US 10.5/6.5mm 24-32 inch circular needle
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Waste yarn - optional

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Big thanks to my awesome tech editor, Kate Vanover, and my lovely test knitters!