Concertina Shawl by Rae Blackledge

Concertina Shawl

August 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
900 - 1000 yards (823 - 914 m)
Width across top: 65” (165cm)
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The texture of this shawl was inspired by my great great grandfather, Henry Silberhorn, who is well known in Concertina circles. He had a line of his own concertina’s as well as wrote & transposed a great deal of music for the instrument.
I also discovered in a letter from late in his life that he knit. “I am still knitting table pads for hot dishes to pass some of my time. Also have whiskey - gin and plenty cigars, so I am living in the old style getting along very on the concertina.”

Wrap up in warmth with a cozy shawl featuring bold ribbed stripes designed by Rae Blackledge in Willow Attire Light yarn.

Kit available from Willow Yarns.

Skill Level

Finished Size
Width across top: 65” (165cm)
Length at center back: 30” (76cm)

• Willow Yarns™ Attire (100% superwash extra fine merino; 50g/143 yds)
o 0011 Persian (7 balls)
• US size 5 (3.75mm) 24” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
• Yarn needle
24 sts x 32 rows = 4” (10.2cm) st st
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