Talisman Shawl by Helen Stewart
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Talisman Shawl

Knitting
June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 875 yards (400 - 800 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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This pattern is part of The Shawl Society

Magical, safe, and full of good fortune, Talisman is a carefree crescent shawl, inscribed with a simple star stitch.

Traditional lore advises that a talisman should always be made by the hands of the one who intends to use it. By my reckoning that makes this shawl perfect for some selfish knitting. These cherished objects were often made to protect pilgrims on their journey, and it just so happens that Talisman makes wonderful travel knitting.

The pattern has been designed to showcase beautiful hand dyed yarn: subtly tonal, boldly variegated or a tranquil gradient, and it includes three versatile sizes. The small is a one skein project, ideal for crafting a special yarn into something charmed. The large size is just right for two skeins of fingering yarn or a beautiful laceweight.

This pattern is written in the Curious Handmade Percentage Checklist style™

Charts are provided for the lace sections, along with line-by-line instructions.

SIZE
Small, Medium, Large

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Small
Approximately 137cm (54”) diameter across straight top edge
38cm (15”) neck to bottom edge
Medium
Approximately 168cm (66”) diameter across straight top edge
43cm (17”) neck to bottom edge
Large
Approximately 188cm (74”) diameter across straight top edge
51cm (20”) neck to bottom edge

YARN
Small
The Wool Kitchen Urban Hints Collection 50% Merino, 50% Silk, 400m/437yds per 100g skein, 1 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Worn Denim (blue sample)
Happy Hour (pink sample)
OR
100g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling approximately 400m/437yds
Medium
Northbound Knitting BFL Silk Fingering 55% Superwash BFL, 45% Silk, 400m/437yds per 100g skein, 1.5 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Verdigris
OR
150g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling approximately 600m/656yds)
Large
Northbound Knitting BFL Silk Fingering 55% Superwash BFL, 45% Silk, 400m/437yds per 100g skein, 2 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Beaches
OR
200g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling approximately 800m/874yds
OR
100g of lace weight yarn totalling approximately 800m/874yds

NEEDLES
Fingering/sock weight yarn
3.75mm (US 5), circular needles (any length)
4mm (US 6), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
Lace weight yarn
3.5mm (US 4), circular needles (any length)
3.75mm (US 5), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
22 sts/28 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking