Derwentwater by Tess Young

Derwentwater

Knitting
February 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in main stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
420 - 436 yards (384 - 399 m)
one size - 52inch/134cm wingspan, 18 inc/46cm drop down central spine
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This pattern is designed as a beginners shawl combining a simple 2 stitch 4 row textured pattern repeat with a 9 stitch 8 row lace repeat. The pattern is easy to remember and work, making it a quick knit for more experienced knitters.

It is named after Derwentwater in the Lake District, England and the stich patterns represent the ripples of the water on the lake and the peaks of the surrounding hills.

My sample is made from a a BFL sock yarn dyed locally by Vikki at Eden Cottage Yarns - in the colourway ‘Night Sky’ - it’s gorgeous to knit, blocks beautifully and is wonderfully soft.