Midnight in Sydney by Meg Gadsbey
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Midnight in Sydney

Knitting
February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch Body
US 7 - 4.5 mm
330 - 437 yards (302 - 400 m)
Small (Large) - see notes below
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Living in Sydney, yet in love with all things from Shetland, this shawl is my tribute to the beautiful archipelago that lies at the most northerly part of Scotland.

Midnight in Sydney is a Shetland lace and garter stitch crescent shawl, available in two sizes, and knitted with sock or fingering yarn.

Sizes and Finished Measurements
Small: 68 inches/173 cm wingspan; 14 inches/35.5cm deep.
Large: 82 inches/208.5 cm wingspan; 15 inches/38 cm deep.

Yarn
Approx 330 (437) yards / 300 (400) metres of fingering weight, 4 ply or sock yarn.
Small size shown in Madelinetosh Eyre Light (60% Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 20% Alpaca; 465 yards/425 metres per skein), Ink, 1 skein.
Large size shown in Dingo Dyeworks Ridgy-Didge (85% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon; 437 yards/400 metres per 100 grams), Bight, 1 skein.

Needles & Notions
US 7/4.5mm circular needles, 32 inches/80 cm or longer (to accommodate the large number of stitches), or size to achieve gauge; 21 (24) Stitch markers (optional).

Gauge
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch after blocking. Gauge is not crucial but a different gauge will alter the finished size, drape, and amount of yarn required.

Construction Notes
The shawl is knitted top down, beginning with a garter tab cast on.
Rapid increases create a wide shallow curve for the main garter body.
A pretty picot bind off/cast off completes the shawl.
There are no purl stitches at all in this shawl.
The pattern is fully written out but a chart for the lace edging is also included.

I’ve updated the Midnight in Sydney pattern to bring it in line with my current pattern-writing style/format and to make it available in two sizes - so there are some differences to the previous version (the updated file version is MIS V5). If you are in the middle of knitting the shawl from the old version and can no longer access it - please email me at meggadsbey@hotmail.com and I’ll send you a copy of the older file.