Jack Tar by Anne Hanson

Jack Tar

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (unblocked)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
520 - 1080 yards (475 - 988 m)
64(80) inches across top edge and 24(36) inches long at center back (blocked)
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During the 18th century, sailors of the Royal Navy used tar to waterproof their work clothing and thus came to be called Jack Tars. This perky, everyday hap shawl in two sizes (petite/tall) is worked from neck to hem in simple stitches and color sequences on larger needles; it is an excellent choice for a beginning shawl project. Work the colors as stated in the pattern or devise an alternate scheme to add a personal touch; this design lends itself to endless variations and is easily resized to suit one’s yarn supply and/or ambition.

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.

Petite shawl shown in Elemental Affects Natural Shetland Fingering,