Midnight in Sydney
A Shetland lace-edged garter crescent shawl, created with one skein of single ply fingering yarn.
Living in Sydney, yet in love with all things Shetland, this shawl is my tribute to the beautiful archipelago that sits at the most northerly part of Scotland.
330 - 380 yards of single ply fingering weight yarn
Shown in Madelinetosh Eyre Light (Ink colourway)
Other suitable yarns:
Atelier Summit - 70% Merino 20% Silk Single
Atelier Pinnacle - 100% Merino Single
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light or Tosh Mo Light
4.5mm (US 7) circular needle, 30 to 40 inches long
17 stitches x 34 rows = 4 inches
on 4.5mm needles in garter stitch after blocking
68 inches wingspan
14 inches deep
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 Shetland lace edging is knitted on the reverse side of the piece.
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.
Current pdf version of the pattern is MIS V.4C