This shawl was inspired by the yarn, Milburn from Eden Cottage, a lovely blend of Bluefaced Leicester and silk, spun and dyed in the UK.
Like sisterhood, it’s not entirely uncomplicated – Sister Syster goes sideways and increases toward the centre, before tapering off again.
The sample shawl is elegantly elongated, but the shape is easy to change. (Suggestions are given for how to knit a shorter and/or wider shawl.)
Sister cables envelope the textured grid of the body, holding things together throughout, until the very end where they merge.
There’s a nice, intuitive rhythm to it all. After a repeat or two you’ll be able to knit with abandon without need for charts or written instructions – both are there of course.
As are photo tutorials for the unusual beginning and end, and other little helpful things.
Who needs seven sisters? One syster will do! 1
The sample is approx 210 cm x 45 cm (82 in x 18 in)
Yarn: Any fingering or 4ply you like
Needles: 3.5 mm (US4) circular needle + a cable needle
Tension: 16 sts by 16 rows in main stitch pattern = approx 6.5 cm by 5.5 cm (21/2 in by 21/4 in)
Yardage: 800 m (can be made smaller with less yarn)
Photos: the last two photos show the nicely textured reverse side
Syster started as a hommage to Seven Sisters with undulating edges reflecting the glorious outline of the Seven Sisters, a stone’s throw from Unwind Brighton and a landscape I know well from countless walks.↩