Joe's Herringbone Shawl by Cath Ward

Joe's Herringbone Shawl

Moseley Park Hand Spun
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 9 - 5.5 mm
875 yards (800 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This shawl was designed for 4 skeins of undyed, handspun yarn from a wether named Joe at Moseley Park in South Australia. Joe had many colours in his fleece, so the simple herringbone pattern uses the variations of shade to put ever changing rhythms into the design. The result is a fairly solid shawl, handy for fetching the veggies on a cold winter’s night, or for wrapping up to stare at the stars with a glass of good red wine …

The shawl uses a 10 stitch pattern, repeated 9 times, +1 stitch, with 3 stocking stitches each side for the border. Casting on and off should be loose to maintain the wavy edge. This pattern is charted.

Yarn: 4 skeins of Joe’s finest from, approxmately 430 grams.
Tension: 33 st = 20cm in finished piece
Needles: 5.5mm
Final Shawl size: 54cm x 132cm approx.