Highland Peaks Shawl Worsted by Knitting Expat Designs

Highland Peaks Shawl Worsted

January 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter stitch (gauge measured after Blocking)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
656 yards (600 m)
One Size
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The name for this shawl is inspired both by the yarn and the lace pattern on the edging. The yarn I chose initially and used for the fingering weight version of the shawl is from the Highlands in Scotland where it is dyed using natural dyes. Following on from that the simple lace edging creates a chevron pattern with the eyelets that look like little peaks. Hence, the name Highland Peaks felt quite fitting for this design.

This is a no purling shawl - the shawl is knit entirely in garter stitch so you will not need to purl at all throughout this project.

What you will need:

• Yarn - 3 x 100g - 200m/220yards of worsted weight yarn, in three different colours, two for the striped body and one for the lace edging. Yarn used for this sample was Malabrigo Worsted (200m/100g – 100% Superwash Merino) in the Sunset (MC), Pidgeon (CCA) and Sapphire Green (CCB) colourways.

• Needles – 6mm (US 10) on Long Cable to accommodate all the stitches at the end.

• Notions – Stitch Markers if you wish to mark out the lace repeats.

• Gauge – Approx 12 sts/ 4 inches – 10 cm after blocking (although gauge is really not too important with this shawl as long as you like the fabric you are getting)

Finished Size of Shawl:

Approximately 215cm (85 inches) on the longest edge & 53cm (21 inches) deep.

Please note finished size will vary greatly depending on gauge and how extensively the shawl is blocked.

Notes on the pattern:

• Instructions for the main body are in written format only, the edging is both written and charted.

• The Shawl can also be knit with two colours, where you use 200g of Worsted Weight in the Main colour for the striping and lace edging along with 100g of a contrast colour for the striping portion only.

• Please note that if you would rather not do a Central Double Decrease in the Lace section of this shawl you can replace that stitch with a Knit 3 Together to get a similar effect.