Paddock Shawl by Gudrun Johnston

Paddock Shawl

Knitting
September 2017
Lace ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in chart patterns, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1075 - 1200 yards (983 - 1097 m)
Laceweight Version (Fingering Version) 28 (27)" [71 (68.5) cm] tall; 56 (54)" [142 (137) cm] wide
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Watch the flyways while wrapped in a light and pretty demilune shawl. Paddock Shawl’s arcs of lengthening lozenges, expanding with concentric increases according to Elizabeth Zimmermann’s half-pi method, form a richly textured plumage. The garter-based fabric has no wrong side, and the half-circle shape laps the shoulders comfortably and stays in place. Slipped garter selvedges create a smooth and tidy top edge; block out scalloped points or leave the trailing edge straight according to your preference. Paddock Shawl is written for both Vale and Loft, so you can choose a delicate, refined effect or a larger farmstead-style shawl.

Yardage

Laceweight Version
1200 total yards of laceweight wool yarn

Fingering Version
1075 total yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Yarn

Laceweight Version
3 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet Wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Arabesque

Fingering Version
4 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Bale

Gauge

Laceweight Version
24 stitches & 33 rows = 4” in chart patterns, after blocking

Fingering Version
20 stitches & 26 rows = 4” in chart patterns, after blocking

Note: Finished gauge will vary once shawl is blocked into circular shape.

Needles

Laceweight Version
One each 16” and 40” circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Fingering Version
One each 16” and 40” circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

Laceweight Version
28” 71 cm tall; 56” 142 cm wide

Fingering Version
27” 68.5 cm tall; 54” 137 cm wide
 
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after lace blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Felted Join
Icelandic Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.