The Kelso shawl takes its name from a charming Scottish border town which lies nestled in the confluence of the Tweed and Teviot rivers. Known for the romance of its ruined abbey, graceful bridges, and cobblestone streets, it is a place to lose yourself in time as you wander along the riverbanks.
Kelso captures the different textures of river and town, with wonderful three-coloured stripes, flickering eyelets and simple lace. The pattern was designed to feature the distinct beauty of the Road to China Light yarn, bringing its complex saturated tones and gentle lustre centre stage.
This elongated triangle shawl is knit from the top down with increases made at the edges.
Approximately 178cm (70”) diameter across top edge. 71cm (28”) neck to bottom edge
YARN: The Fibre Co. Road to China Light 65% baby alpaca, 15%
silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 145m (159yds) per 50g hank in the
following amounts and colours:
Colour A: 1 skein of Blue Tourmaline
Colour B: 2 skeins of Lapis
Colour C: 2 skeins of Ametrine
NEEDLES: 4.5mm (US 7), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles
(or size to obtain gauge)
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, stitch marker
GAUGE/TENSION: 22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4”) in stocking
stitch after blocking