Milkwood by Sally Oakley


September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
787 - 941 yards (720 - 860 m)
One size
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Relaxing garter stitch, stripes, eyelets, and a little lace to finish off. Milkwood is a perfectly portable shawl project, for knitting wherever you find yourself. Choose two colours and knit away to your place of dreams.

Yarn: Sample shown in Drover & Classer hand-dyed 4ply Bellevue Park Merino in ‘Milking Shed’ (Colour A - pale yellow) and ‘Fencepost’ (Colour B - silver grey). Sample used 335 metres/367 yards Colour A and 380 metres/416 yards Colour B.

Finished Dimensions (blocked) approx.:
Depth: 62cm/24.5”
Width: 156cm/61.5”

Tension (blocked, worked flat):

stocking stitch:
23 stitches and 39 rows = 10cm/4”
garter stitch:
23 stitches and 35 rows = 10cm/4”

Your gauge will affect the size of the finished shawl as well as the amount of yarn you will use. If in doubt, stock up on extra.

4mm/US 6 needles – 100cm/40” circular
or size needed to match tension
Needle 1 size larger for bind off (optional)
17 stitch markers (optional)
Embroidery needle for finishing
Blocking wires & pins (optional)

Milkwood has been professionally tech. edited and test knitted.

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Only you can hear and see, behind the eyes of the sleepers, the movements and countries and mazes and colours and dismays and rainbows and tunes and wishes and flight and fall and despairs and big seas of their dreams. From where you are, you can hear their dreams.

Dylan Thomas, Under Milkwood