Sheltie Square by Anne Hanson
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Sheltie Square

June 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch (knit every row)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 1600 yards (146 - 1463 m)
15(36, 42) inches square
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This simple, everyday square in three sizes doll(small, large) can be put to work as a baby square or sofa throw and is distinguished by the fluid drama of its scalloped hem, the waves of which are further accentuated by using a random mix of natural colors, to be determined by the knitter. The hem lace is a variation of the easy-to-work feather and fan motif, used in traditional Scottish hap shawls. This design is a tribute to those timeless beauties, now worked in a modern, one-piece construction. Because the hap was a workaday garment, this design is named for the Shetland sheepdog, a working animal which also sports a coat of dramatic shading in brown, gray, and white fur.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.

Large size Bed coverlet in Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering yarn in Warm Coals (gray), Biscotti (tan), and Porridge (light)

Shown here: doll size and medium size in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Soot (dark), Woodsmoke (medium), and Fossil (light)
also shown here: Sheltie Triangle