Portobello by Clare Devine

Portobello

Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
612 yards (560 m)
One size
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Portobello

Inspired by summer days spent at the seaside with waves breaking gently on the shoreline, accompanied by comfy deck chairs and delicious ice cream. The shawl shaping creates a ripple of garter stitch that hugs the shoulders, keeping you warm as the cool breeze blows over you. The delicate, but easy to knit, lace border adds a touch of lightness to the sumptuous folds of each garter wedge.

Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Luscious 4ply (4ply; 70% Blue Faced Leicester, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 400m/437 yds per 100g skein)

Shade MC: Breakfast with Ginger, 1 x 100g skein
Shade CC: Melon Balls on Fire, 1 x 100g skein
Sample used 70g (280m / 306 yds) of both the main colour and contrast colour.

3.5mm (US4) circular, cable length at least 80cm (31in)
4 mm (US 6) circular, cable length at least 80cm (31in)

Tapestry needle
Blocking wires

Gauge

20 sts and 42 rows to 10cm / 4” in garter stitch knitted flat, using 3.5mm needles, blocked.

Gauge is not crucial but please consider that changes to gauge will alter the finished size and yardage requirements

Size

Approx. 144cm (56.75in) wide and 35cm (13.75in) deep

These measurements are taken from tip to tip, and at the deepest point on the first wedge.

Blocking schematic provided for extra information on shape.

This pattern was originally exclusive to the Neighbourhood Sheep Society yarn club members but has now been re-released in readily available yarn.