Newgrange by Lucy Hague

Newgrange

Knitting
August 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 30.5 rows = 4 inches
in St St
US 5 - 3.75 mm
685 yards (626 m)
One Size
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Originally published in Echoes of Heather and Stone, Stolen Stitches (2018). You can order the print version here and it will come with a complimentary digital copy.

Newgrange is now available as a single-pattern download

This modularly-constructed triangular shawl makes use of cables, slipped stitches and short rows to evoke the carved double-spirals found in Neolithic rock art. Numerous spiral carvings decorate the passage tomb of Newgrange, in Ireland, which was designed and built with an orientation towards the winter solstice. Similar carvings are found across Western Europe, at sites such as Achnabreck in Scotland and Gavrinis in Brittany.

To find out more about my inspiration behind this design, and the history of Neolithic rock art, check out my blog post here.

SIZES
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Shawl Width: 54” / 137 cm
Shawl Depth: 27” / 68.5 cm
Each spiral measures 7 ̋ / 18 cm diameter after joining and blocking.

YARN
Stolen Stitches ‘Nua’ (60% Merino, 20% Linen, 20% Yak, 153 yds / 140 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g); Colour: Kitten Fluff(9810); 5 skeins
Approx Yardage Used: 685 yds / 626 m

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

  • US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, at least 32”/ 80 cm long (to work and hold Panel 1)
  • US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, at least 47”/ 120 cm long (to work and hold Panel 2)
  • US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, at least 59”/ 150 cm long (to work and hold Panel 3)
  • US size 5 / 3.75 mm dpns (at least 15 cm long) or short/ medium circular needle (for knitting spirals and working edging)
    Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
  • 22 stitch markers
  • safety pins
  • tapestry needle
  • darning needle
  • cable needle
  • waste yarn

GAUGE
21.5 sts / 30.5 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in St St blocked