Loyne Shawl by Tess Young

Loyne Shawl

November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in fleur de lys
US 6 - 4.0 mm
360 - 600 yards (329 - 549 m)
medium & large
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This shawl is worked from the bottom up and instructions are given for two sizes - medium and large, although you can work as many repeats of the 6 row stitch pattern as you choose or have yarn for.

The medium takes approx 120 yards of each colour and the large 200 yards of each colour.

Ideally yarns should have a bit of loft and bounce to them to really bring out the stitch pattern. Yarns with a tighter twist don’t look so great. Colour combination is important also in terms of getting a nice contrast and not losing the stitch pattern.

The shawl can be worn bandana style (especially the medium) or as a more traditional shawl.

Medium - 150cm/59” wide, 30cm/11.5” drop at central point
Large - 190cm/77” wide, 44cm/18” drop at central point

Two options are given for the cast off edge along the top of the shawl, a plain one colour cast off and a 2 colour cast off, which can be seen in the various samples in the pattern pictures.

Many thanks to 2bev and angelicpurl for testing the pattern and to my friends Anne & Anna for modelling for the pictures.