Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston


April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern from Shawl Chart with Size A needle, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
590 - 1175 yards (539 - 1074 m)
51 (63)" wingspan; 27¼ (33½)" height at center spine
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A tribute to a beautiful woodland in the designer’s native Shetland, this shawl uses a traditional lace motif to depict a copse of trees. The triangular shape grows from a single stitch. The stitches are left live along the long edge while yarn-over loops are picked up along the other two edges to anchor the lace edging, which is worked sideways (perpendicular to the body of the shawl). Halligarth can be worked as a shawlette or as a more traditional large shawl.

This shawl is constructed by knitting the center triangle first. The center triangle starts with 1 stitch. Stitches are increased by working a yarn over (YO) at the beginning of every row. Stitches are then picked up from the yarnover loops on the edges of the Triangle, and a couple of rows are worked before proceeding to the edging, which is attached to the live stitches of the center triangle at the end of every other row.

590 (1175) yards of fingering weight wool yarn

3 (5) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)

Photographed in colors Barn Owl (small version) & Tent (large version)

20 stitches & 38 rows = 4” in lace pattern from Shawl Chart with Size A needle, after blocking
20 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in lace pattern from Edging Chart with Size B needle, after blocking

Size A (for Center Triangle):
One 32” (or longer) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Edging):
One 40” circular needle, one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Small (Large)
51 (63)“ wingspan; 27¼ (33½)” height at center spine

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