Pyrenees Shawl by Janelle Martin

Pyrenees Shawl

September 2014
Lace ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over Chart C, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
880 - 1300 yards (805 - 1189 m)
Medium (Large)
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When I first came across the Pyrenees stitch pattern, I fell for the boldness of the diamonds, nested one within the other. I knew right away that I wanted to use this pattern for a shawl but couldn’t envision the rest of the shawl details. The design simmered away in the background, finally beginning to coalesce once I found whimsical edging design. The softness of the edging pattern hinted at a pairing with a luxurious fibre, and I knew I had found the match for the special skeins of Sericin Silkworks ‘50/50 Buffalo Silk’ marinating in my stash.

The Pyrenees stitch pattern has only 2 rest rows for every 18 pattern rows and is therefore recommended as an advanced or adventuresome knitting pattern.

Pattern is 12 pages and includes both charted and written instructions.

Skills Required:

  • Reading Charts
  • Lace on every row
  • Working stitches through the back of the loop
  • Attached edging

Finished Size (stretched & blocked):
Medium (Large) – 63 (80)”/160.02 (203.20) cm wide by 26 (34)”/66.04 (86.36) cm centre depth

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers (4)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and Tpins

Skill Level: Advanced

Yarn: 880 (1,300) yards/804 (1,189) meters of luxury lace weight or light fingering yarn that knits up to 8 sts/inch.

Other Possible Yarns:

  • Buffalo Wool Company ‘Sexy’, (400 yards/366 meters; 50% bison, 50% silk; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
  • Fibre-Isle ‘Kami Bison’, (437 yards/400 meters; 60% bamboo, 30% merino, 10% bison; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
  • Bijou Basin Ranch ‘Shangri-La’, (400 yards/366 meters; 50% yak, 50% silk; 1.94 oz/55 grams per skein).
  • The Plucky Knitter ‘Lace’, (750 yards/686 meters; 70% merino, 20% silk, 10% camel; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein).
  • Handmaiden Fine Yarn ‘Camelspin,’ (328 yds/300 meters; 70% silk, 30% camel; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.