Guernsey Triangle by Jared Flood

Guernsey Triangle

July 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in measured over Swatch Chart, after lace-blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
390 - 630 yards (357 - 576 m)
38 (59)" wingspan, 19 (29½)" height at spine; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after lace-blocking
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This shawl combines classic knit-purl patterning (quoting Guernsey sweaters traditionally worn by Fishermen in the northern European Isles) with a more modern, wearable shape. The Guernsey Triangle is a lightweight companion piece to the rectangular Guernsey Wrap that I designed in the Fall of 2010. Two sizes have been provided: the small version – a wool kerchief – can be easily worn alone over a shirt or blouse, or layered outerwear; the large shawl version may be comfortably wrapped around the shoulders or gathered around the neck for a look with more volume.

Triangle is worked from top-center outwards toward edges.

Approximately 390 (630) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
2 (3) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in colors Almanac (Small) & Woodsmoke (Large)

Working Gauge:
26 stitches & 44 rows = 4”, measured over Swatch Chart (see Swatching Supplement), before blocking

Finished Gauge:
20 stitches & 38 rows = 4” measured over Swatch Chart, after lace-blocking

Size A (Gauge Needle):
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Small Version (Large Version)

38 (59)“ wingspan, 19 (29½)” height at spine; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after lace-blocking

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.