Portree by Georgie Nicolson


January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
393 - 800 yards (359 - 732 m)
Shawlette: 48"/122cm x 20"/51cm and Shawl: 64"/162.5cm x 31½"/80cm
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This shawl pays homage to my paternal homeland; the lands of Scorrybreac outside of Portree on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. It is delicate, romantic and airy; whimsical and vintage inspired. The linear nature of the lace pattern catches the eye as it flows through the shawl’s body. This is a simple to knit lace that quickly become intuitive.

This classic triangle shaped shawl. It begins with a garter tab and uses yarn overs to increase the body and wing span. Increases are only worked on the Right Side. It is knit from the top down ending with a mesh lace border.

Instructions are both charted and written.

This shawl can be knit in two sizes; a shawlette size designed to use a single skein of fingering/4ply yarn or a larger snugglier shawl size.

Shawlette: 48”/122cm x 20”/51cm
Shawl: 64”/162.5cm x 31½“/80cm

Skill Level:

Techniques used:
Knit and purl
Increasing, decreasing
Garter tab cast on
Working from charts
Picking up stitches

Shawlette: 393 yards/360 metres approximately
Shawl: 800 yards/730 metres approximately

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