Broadford Shawl by Cath Ward

Broadford Shawl

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
547 - 711 yards (500 - 650 m)
one size
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This crescent shawl is named after Broadford in the Isle of Skye and the fabulous varieties of seaweed that were on the beach there. The lace pattern in the border is developed from the Print ‘o the Wave lace in Heirloom Knitting by Sharon Miller which is my favourite book for Shetland knitting.

The shawl is made in a fingering weight yarn and was designed for Masala by Green Tea Yarns – a luxuriously heavy blend of merino, silk and yak which shows off the lace pattern perfectly. It is knitted from the centre top down, starting from a garter tab. The main body of the shawl is in stocking stitch with a simple eyelet design, while the knitted-on border contains all the lace.

Instructions for this shawl are written, with a chart included for the lace border. The blocked and relaxed piece as knitted measured approximately 50cm deep with a span of 175cm (20” x 69”), however the final size will vary according to your own choice of yarn and needle, as well as your knitting tension.

3.00mm, 2.5 US needles
Wool needle to darn in ends

4ply fingering yarn approx. 650m
I used 170g of Masala in Seagrass which is 366m/100g. My testers used other needles and yarn and both used under 500m, but we all required a 2nd skein.