Guernsey Shawl by Mone Dräger
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Guernsey Shawl

Knitting
June 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
80" wide and 33" tall

Traditional knitting motifs borrowed from the Isle of Guernsey run across this generously sized triangle shawl. Knitters in Guernsey decorated close-fitting fishermen’s sweaters (known as ganseys or jerseys) with similar knit and purl motifs.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 80” wide and 33” tall.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Superwash Worsted (100% wool): #SW60 sandy beach, 6 balls.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 40” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; tapestry needle.


Gauge 16 sts and 22 rows = 4” in St st.

Notes The shawl is worked back and forth in rows from the top down.