Caitriona Shawl by Margo Bauman

Caitriona Shawl

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
row 1-18, 8" x 3.5" (see sketch in pattern)
3.5 mm (E)
480 - 720 yards (439 - 658 m)
150g/720yd cake = 65” wingspan x 22” depth at point (165cm x 56cm);100g/480yd cake 57” wingspan x 17” depth at point (145cm x 43cm)
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Caitriona (pronounced kəˈtriːnə) is the name of the actress who plays the leading role of Claire Fraser in the Outlander shows. I designed this shawl to feature Jazz Handz Fusion Fiber in the Outlander Series: Jamie Fraser Kilt colorway. The stitch pattern resembles a plaid, bringing to mind the kilts worn on the show.

I enjoy learning new techniques and incorporating them into my patterns. In this pattern, I included a chainless turn to give a smooth and interesting top edge. The chainless turn is done by taking the hook out of the loop, turning the piece and inserting the hook back into the loop. It is used in combination with (sc, ch2, dc) to create the top edge that I’ve named “Chainless Turn Edge.”