Sandness by Gudrun Johnston


May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needles, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
715 - 1085 yards (654 - 992 m)
50½ (62¼)" wingspan and 25¼ (31)" height at center spine
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“This shawl is worked using a modified version of a traditional Shetland construction. In this case stockinette stitch replaces the typical garter stitch used in the center triangle portion of the shawl. As with the traditional method, yarn overs are worked at the beginning of every row creating visual loops, which are then picked up to work the border. Sandness is intended as a bigger cousin companion to my Norby beanie as they share the same textured pattern. Sandness is the town in Shetland in which Norby beach can be found.” − Gudrun Johnston

This shawl is constructed by knitting the center triangle first. The Center Triangle starts with 1 stitch. Stitches are increased by working a yarn over (YO) at the beginning of every row. Stitches are then picked up from the yarn over loops on the edges of the Triangle, and the remainder of the Shawl is worked outwards in a textured pattern.

Approximately 715 (1085) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 (4) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Artifact (smaller version) and Long Johns (larger version)

Finished Gauge:
23 stitches & 36 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle
24 stitches & 38 rows = 4” in Textured Stitch Pattern (from Chart or written instructions) with Size A needle

Size A (for Shawl):
One 32” long circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Edging):
One 24” long circular needle one size smaller than Size A needle
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Small (Large)
50½ (62¼)“ wingspan and 25¼ (31)” height at center spine

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.