Outlander Claire 'Rent' Shawl Knit
The design of shawl worn by Claire in the ‘Rent’ episode of Outlander is quite brilliant in its elegant simplicity. Below is my interpretation of this design, with the garter ridges angling downward from the center back. I offer two versions of the shawl – the simpler single color version which is equally lovely in solid or self-striping yarns, and the tri-color version, as seen in the Outlander ‘Rent’ episode, which is knit using intarsia in garter stitch.
Casting on only 3 stitches, the back is a reverse mitered square increasing to the desired back width and length. The front panels are then knit out from the back, each in turn, decreasing until only 3 stitches remain to be bound off.
Suitable for advanced beginner. Shawl is knit from the center back upwards.
Yarn - Knitter’s choice of yarn; DK, Worsted or Aran weight recommended. Approx. 450 yards needed
Needles - 12-14 inch straight needles or 24-30 inch circular needle, size appropriate for yarn used.
20 September 2016 - Pattern is now available in Finnish - Thank you, Laura!