Guernsey in Pink
I’m so delighted with this shawl!
I wanted to work a bright and colorful shawl to give a cheerful touch to my very basic wardrobe consisting of neutral tones; black, white, blue jeans.
Inspired by all the springy, clear colors from nature and the tulips of the garden I picked a feminine, soft and warm pink to work my Guernsey-patterened shawl.
The knitting was delightful as well - fun and relaxed. The lace-border is worked side-to-side as a long strip of fabric. Stiches are picked up from yarn overs made along one side of the fabric strip and the body is worked back and forth and bottom up. The body of the shawl consists of easy, basic Guernsey-patterning seperated by simple eyelet rows. Working with needles 3mm/US2.5 and a lovely alpaca wool means that the shawl is growing quite fast on the needles:)
*Sizing* Worked to 22sts/40rows per 10x10cm/4x4” the wingspan of the shawl will measure 110cm/44” and the height will be 49cm/19”.
Gauge. The shawl is worked to a gauge of 22 sts. Gauge is not too important, if you work with a slightly tighter tension you will have a smaller shawl, whereas a slightly looser tension gives you a bigger shawl. Sizing could also be modified by adding or subtracting repeats of the lace-border. I explain how in the instructions.
MaterialI used the gorgeously soft alpaca from Ilóyarn, a fingering weight, to work the shawl. Use a lovely alpaca, soft merino, a blend of silk and cashmere or similar in your favorite color for spring!
To make the shawl I used barely 2 balls of wool, meaning less than 100gr/3.5oz and 400 yards. Count for extra wool if you intend to make a bigger shawl.
Instructions The instructions are easy to follow with a chart as well as a row-by-row instruction for the lace-border, and a written instruction for each eyelet and “Guernsey-patterned” section of the body.
About the photos We never seem to have a day without wind! Even if we are delighted, too, about the photos we have to admit we had a hard time keeping the shawl into Place!