Portland Shawl by Judy Marples

Portland Shawl

November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, unblocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
880 - 900 yards (805 - 823 m)
easily adjusts to any size
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Portland shawl is a top down triangle featuring stockinette, slipped stitch color work and a simple ribbed border.

The wingspan is slightly wider and the depth slightly shorter that the traditional triangle, making it easy to wear in many different ways.

The slipped stitch color work is both fun and easy to work with only one color used per row.

The pattern contains both charts and written directions to the charts.

Yardage required: approx. 475m / 515yd for MC and 340m / 368yd for the CC.

Color Selection - It is important to select two high contrast colorways for mosaic color work. Directions are included in the pattern for auditioning yarn colors.

Here is a quick tip that you can do right now - use your phone to take a photo of your two color choices side by side. Then edit the photo so it shows in black and white. This is a great trick to see if there is a high contrast between the two colors.

Samples shown:

Grey/gold version - 2 skeins Tosh Sock in Charcoal for the MC and 1 skein Julie Asselin Leizu fingering in Olea for the CC.

Blocked size: 74 inches wide by 26 inches deep.

Brown/blue version in Tosh Merino Light - 2 skeins brown for the MC and 1 skein Nassau blue for the CC.

Blocked: 74 inches wide by 28 inches deep, after blocking.

For more guidance on yarn quantities, see my project pages for the grey/gold sample and brown/blue sample.

The size is easily adjustable. If you make a slightly smaller version you can make this shawl with 1 skein of each color.

Many thanks to the following:

Tech Editing - AshwiniJ

Test knitting - innersparkle, mollysmaid, andani, susu2u.