My Shetland Adventure by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen

My Shetland Adventure

July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
574 - 997 yards (525 - 912 m)
one size
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My Shetland Adventure was inspired by a trip to Shetland in September, 2015. Seeing all the hap shawls, the lace, and indulging completely in the Jamieson’s Spindrift and Jamieson & Smith 2-ply sweater yarns, I wanted to use the inspiration from the amazing experience for a shawl. The natural shades of Shetland sheep combined with the double layers of shawl border, all worked at a loose gauge, give this shawl an airiness and warming capability that would work perfectly for the Shetland weather!

The garter stitch shawl is worked in the hap style: First a triangle is worked from the bottom up. Then stitches are picked up along the edge of the triangle for the border, and the shawl is set up for an extra layer of the border. The top border is worked first, top down, and then the edging is added sideways. Afterwards, the stitches for the bottom border are picked up again, and the bottom border is worked.

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Yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% Wool), fingering weight, 105 meters / 115 yards per 25g, 8 skeins.
Jamieson & Smith 2-ply sweater (100% Wool), fingering weight, 114 meters / 125 yards per 25g, 8 skeins.

Colorways used for sample:
MC: Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift: 103 Sholmit, 5 skeins.
CC1: Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift: 107 Mogit, 1 skein.
CC2: Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift: 108 Moorit, 2 skeins.
When choosing colors, make sure that the CC colors are close to each other in shade, as to not make the switch between them too obvious. You can also suffice with 3 skeins of just one CC.

If you choose to make the shawl with one border layer only, the CC colors are not needed, and you can suffice with 5 skeins in total.

Any yarn with the same yardage can be substituted.

Needles: 5 mm / US 8 circulars, at 100 cm / 40 inches. 2 sets are recommended, as you will be working the edging in two layers. Alternatively, you can use waste yarn and a tapestry needle instead of the second needle.

Other: a smooth waste yarn to hold a large number of sts (optional), tapestry needle for weaving in ends. 4 stitch markers.

Gauge: Not crucial (but gauge might affect required yardage and final size). Sample uses gauge of 13 sts & 33 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in garter stitch.

Size: Width (wingspan) from tip to tip: 148 cm / 58.25 inches. Depth at deepest point (second layer): 68 cm / 26.75 inches.

This pattern has been tech edited and tested. A big thanks to everyone involved!