Squall Line Shawl by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Squall Line Shawl

August 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in charted body motif.
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1050 yards (960 m)
78" wide and 37" tall.
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Finished Size 78” wide and 37” tall.

Yarn Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yd 192 m/3½ oz 100 g): #98 Tuareg, 5 skeins.

Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 21 rows = 4” in charted body motif.

The Squall Line Shawl is a cuddly oversized shawl incorporating the Wind-and-Shore stitch pattern (from the book) as a knitted-on edging. On this one, I explored how a heavier-weight yarn changes the nature of a lace stitch. The center triangle uses a lace pattern worked on both the front and back sides, but combining this potentially difficult patterning with a heavier yarn makes the stitch just fly off the needles.