Duke St. Shawl
In the chilly months of the year, I find myself wrapping up in the afternoons with both a sweater and a shawl as I work. Since warm layers are always in style for knitters, why not make yourself one that’s fast to knit and a little lacy around the edges at the same time? This shawl will keep you cozy at home as a loose layer around your neck and shoulders, or just as easily accompany you out the door as a winter accessory to bundle up underneath your coat.
The Duke Street shawl is named for one of the many stately residential streets in downtown Hamilton, where heritage row houses and single storey former cottages mix with new condos and apartment buildings alike. The shawl is perfect for 3 skeins of your favourite colour of Tanis Fiber Arts Orange Label aran or Green Label aran, or your preferred worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn.
(Shown in Tanis Fiber Arts Orange Label, in ‘sand’)
Errata: For working border chart, Row 2 should read:
”…slm, p1, slm, work Chart to last 3 sts, k3.”
• Tanis Fiber Arts Orange Label Aran OR Green Label Aran, or preferred worsted weight wool yarn 75% merino/15% cashmere/10% silk, 205 yds/187m per 4oz/115g skein, 3 skeins
• 6.0mm/US 10 24” circular needle, OR needle size required to obtain gauge
• stitch markers
• tapestry needle
• 15 sts/23 rows over 4 ins in stockinette after washing and blocking on 5.5mm/US 9 needles, OR needle size required to obtain gauge
• One size, measure 26 ins deep and 52 ins wide.
• Size is also easily adjusted by changing needle size and/or yarn. A smaller, lighter scarf may be produced by using sport or fingering weight yarn on 4.0mm/US 6 needles, for example. Feel free to modify based on preference if it suits you.
• Working flat
• Knit, purl, yarnovers, decreases
• Working from a chart